Maybe the joke really will be on me! My friends all joke around about how I am not a ‘walker’ and how my poor dogs don’t even get excited when someone says “let’s go for a walk” because they don’t even know what that is! New research says that walking for just two-and-a-half hours a week could add more than seven years to your life. Guess this is not good news for me and my life span….
The experts from the US government’s medical research agency and Harvard University researchers found even half of that is beneficial, with 75 minutes of brisk walking a week enough to extend life by almost two years.
The analysis focused on moderate exercise – defined as walking fast enough to break into a sweat but slow enough to hold a conversation.
I admit that I am not one to exercise, go to the gym or ‘feel the burn!’ I lead a super busy life, work hard at home doing chores inside and outside and figure that is enough exercise for me. Now that I am getting a little older, I will admit that it bums me out when I get winded doing some of the things that never bothered me, or wore me out before. Maybe I do need to re-think my stance on exercise huh?
How did you get motivated to start and exercise program?