Your Daily Wellness Tip
February 2, 2014
One way to slow aging and reduce disability at any age: Exercise at least three times a week. You’ll get a stronger body and a better brain.
Daily Dose
Exercise improves the quality of your life in so many ways: It reduces the inflammation that’s associated with aging; boosts brain function, especially memory performance; and makes muscles healthier, no matter what your age. What you choose to do — biking, swimming, jogging, walking, Zumba — isn’t as important as how often you do it. Aim to exercise at least three times a week — at a level that is challenging without being exhausting — for a total of 150 minutes a week. If walking is your favorite form of exercise, strap on a pedometer and try for 10,000 steps a day. This level of activity will improve both physical health and cognitive function. As your fitness level increases, you can gradually make your activities more challenging. The more vigorous your activities, and the more time you spend doing them, the more benefits you’ll enjoy. Always check in with your doctor before beginning a new exercise routine.

You may also want to know:

9 ways to get gorgeous at any age

10 ways to start exercising

Save 20% off most heart-healthy products

 
Wellness Tip: How to build a stronger body and better brain
Your Daily Wellness Tip
Your Daily Wellness Tip
Cleveland Clinic Wellness

This email was sent by: Cleveland Clinic Wellness 1950 Richmond Road/TR304, Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124

Unsubscribe if you wish to change your email preferences.
Cleveland Clinic Wellness