Who doesn’t want to live a longer, healthier, happier life? We’re always researching the latest techniques to tack more years onto our lives. What we’ve found thus so far is promising. The good news is that life-extending Waterford fitness tips are easier to follow than you may think!
- Ski & Hike!
Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Global Health recently discovered that people who live at higher altitudes are less likely to die from heart disease and live longer lives in general. It’s believed that stronger sunshine and more vitamin D contributes to this. Also, higher altitudes and lower oxygen cause the heart to work differently, which may aid in longevity too.
- Walk Your Dog!
Burn about 168 calories walking your dog for 20 minutes a day, five days per week, and lose 14 pounds after 50 weeks! (This is according to a University of Missouri study). Studies also show that pet owners have lower BMIs, lower cholesterol, and increased heart attack survival rates.
- Go Shopping!
Taiwanese researchers found that women who shopped regularly were 23 percent less likely to die over the course of the study. They explained that shoppers are more physically active, more social, and more able to handle stress.
- Strength Train Your Lower Body!
You can improve your balance and stability, therefore reducing your risk of falls and injuries. Individuals who suffer from hip fractures live shorter lives in general, so be sure to include squats, lunges, step-ups, and leg extensions into your Waterford fitness routine!
- Walk Six Miles!
Sardinians, some of the longest-lived people in the world, walk an average of six miles per day. They also incorporated physical activity into their daily lives with wood chopping, sheep shearing, and tree trimming. Studies from the British Journal of Sports Medicine show that maintaining aerobic fitness through middle age delays aging by 12 years.
- Join Our Waterford Fitness Center!
At Fit Concepts, you can work with a registered dietician to develop a fully customized daily meal plan. You can measure your Body Mass Index and overall fitness levels as you workout. You can meet with a personal trainer to ensure that you get the most out of your membership. Lastly, you’ll have unlimited access to swimming pools, fitness classes, boot camp activities, and gym equipment. Add at least 4 years onto your life with a daily exercise plan!