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The older we get, the more likely we are to seek ways of avoiding activities that involve exertion. It’s human nature, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.
But, AMAC suggests that we need to overcome inertia and find ways of improving our heart rates and blood sugar levels by developing good exercise habits.
Of course, it is important to check with your doctor before beginning any regimen that involves strenuous activities. Perhaps he or she can offer specific “do’s and don’ts” that will still let you indulge in an exercise program.
In fact, the Centers for Disease Control reports that the number of doctors recommending older adults engage in physical exercise as a means of disease prevention has doubled.