Get Strong at Any Age (2014- - Blog #68)
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Very interesting article in the New York Times this morning about our bones... and keeping them strong. Current studies are calling out the need to have some high impact exercise in our routines, no matter our age, in order to keep our bones strong. The high impact has to be pretty deep in order for the bones to do their work to become stronger. Some examples include: sprinting, jumping off a box 15 inches or higher at your gym and jump back up and hopping in place.
The challenge for older people is that many have become hesitant to do the high impact work and so suddenly doing it could be dangerous or at minimum precarious. However, it made me re-affirm that hard work at any age is an investment into strong health and not just for a healthy heart.
I have noticed at our gym MUCH more high impact work area. Last week I saw one class where they jump from box to box and other umping activities. Now I can see the value besides good hard heart work and flexibility. Maybe once I come back from my trip, I will look into the class where this high impact work out.
Have a HOPPING week! GET STRONG STAY STRONG!
Quote of the day
"Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it, just live it."
MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)
PHOTO OF THE DAY: My Mountain - this was right after the brilliant sunrise yesterday.. (see yesterday's blog for the sunrise... which may now be my all time favorite!)