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retiredtraveler wrote:

I live in the Chicago area on a few acres. I have endless tree trimming, splitting, hauling, garden tasks of all kinds, outdoor maintenance.

 

   Please contact me if you would like a free workout in my yard. 


Hahaha.  Good one. Maybe you should offer classes.  Charge a fee  !

 

 

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I live in the Chicago area on a few acres. I have endless tree trimming, splitting, hauling, garden tasks of all kinds, outdoor maintenance.

 

   Please contact me if you would like a free workout in my yard. 


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150 minutes of moderate exercise is not much really if you are still working or actively maintaining a home etc.  

Doing the things that normal life includes would get you pretty close:

 

 

  • Take a brisk walk or jog
  • Ride a bike
  • Rake leaves or push a lawn mower
  • Sweep or dust
  • Play tennis
  • Walk up and down stairs
  • Carry groceries

 

 

 

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Getting Fit for Life

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It's important to keep moving, no matter how old you are. Exercise keeps your body and your brain healthy.

Why do you need to move? What's the best way to do it?

Why Exercise Matters

There are many reasons you should stay physically active.

It can help:

  • Keep your bones, muscles, and joints healthy
  • Cut your chances of things like diabetes, colon cancer, and osteoporosis
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Manage stress and improve mood
  • Ease symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Lower your odds of having heart disease
  • Improve stamina
  • Ease joint swelling and pain
  • Build muscle strength
  • Make you less likely to fall and fracture bones

 

How Much Exercise?

As you get older, you may fear exercise. Maybe you think you might hurt yourself. You may believe you have to join a gym. You might not be sure which exercises you should do.

The key isn't how or where you get active. It's just to start moving.

Healthy adults should try to get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity, aerobic activity each week. Sure, you can do that in exercise classes. You can also get it by brisk walking. It's also important to do movements that work all your major muscles at least 2 days a week. Try to do flexibility exercises 2 or 3 days a week, too, to improve your range of motion.

Though 150 minutes sounds like a lot, you don't have to get it in big chunks. You can take a 10-minute walk around the block or spend 10 minutes sweeping the porch. It all adds up.

 

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