I keep my legs moving by going for a morning walk and taking short walks around the house. To keep track of my walking time, distance, and calories burned, I use the pedometer step counter App.
I came across the following inputs on Whatsapp and thought of sharing that valuable info.
Rtn CS Suryanarayana SV
*Aging starts from the feet upwards !*
KEEP YOUR LEGS ACTIVE & STRONG !!
▪️As we put on years & keep getting old on a daily basis , our feet must always remain active & strong.
As we are constantly ageing / get aged, we should not be afraid of our hair turning grey (or) skin sagging ( or) wrinkles on face.
▪️Among the signs of *longevity*, long fit life as summarized by the popular US Magazine " Prevention ", strong leg muscles are listed on the top, as *the most important & essential one.*
Please walk daily.
▪️If you don’t move your legs for just two weeks, your real leg strength will decrease by 10 years.
▪️A study from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark found that both old & young, during the two weeks of *inactivity*, the legs muscle strength can *weaken by a third* which is equivalent to 20-30 years of ageing !!
*So just walk*
▪️As our leg muscles weaken, it will take a long time to recover, even if we do rehabilitation & exercises, later.
▪️Therefore, *regular exercise like walking, is very important*.
▪️The whole body weight/ load remains and rest on the legs.
▪️The *feet are a kind of pillars*, bearing the entire weight of the human body.
▪️Interestingly, 50% of a person's bones & 50% of the muscles, are in the two legs.
▪️The largest & strongest joints & bones of the human body are also in the legs.
*10K steps / day*
▪️Strong bones, strong muscles and flexible joints form the *Iron Triangle* that carries the most important load i.e. *the human body."*
▪️70% of human activity and burning of energy in one's life is done by the two feet.
▪️Do you know this ? When a person is young, his/ her *thighs have enough strength , to lift a small car of 800 kg !*
▪️The *foot is the center of body locomotion*.
▪️Both the legs together have 50% of the nerves of the human body, 50% of the blood vessels and 50% of the blood is flowing through them.
▪️ It is the largest circulatory network that connects the body.
*So walk daily.*
▪️Only *when the feet are healthy then the convention current of blood flows , smoothly, so people who have strong leg muscles will definitely have a strong heart.* Walk.
▪️Aging starts from the feet upwards
▪️As a person gets older, the accuracy & speed of transmission of instructions between the brain and the legs decreases, unlike when a person is young. *Please walk*
▪️In addition, the so-called Bone Fertilizer Calcium will sooner or later be lost with the passage of time, making the elderly more prone to bone fractures. *WALK.*
▪️Bone fractures in the elderly can easily trigger a series of complications, especially fatal diseases such as brain thrombosis.
▪️Do you know that 15% of elderly patients generally, will die max. within a year of a thigh-bone fracture !! *Walk daily without fail*
▪️ *Exercising the legs, is never too late, even after the age of 60 years.*
▪️Although our feet/legs will gradually age with time, exercising our feet/ legs is a life-long task.
*Walk 10,000 steps*
▪️Only by regular strengthening the legs, one can prevent or reduce further aging. *Walk 365 days*
▪️ Please walk for at least 30-40 minutes daily to ensure that your legs receive sufficient exercise and to ensure that your leg muscles remain healthy.