Sherry A. Phillips

Suspense Author

Move It or Lose It


Is your physical fitness improving, staying the same or declining? Every day we make a choice whether or not to improve our physical condition either by pushing ourselves past what we think we can endure, doing something that makes us comfortable, or grabbing a bag of chips and zoning out in front of the television.

Being physically fit is a choice. Even a 30 minute walk every day can improve your physical condition as well as your mental state.

Not everyone enjoys doing the same things and there are a variety of workouts and sports you can try.
I prefer walking outside and supplement it with other workouts like weightlifting, hot yoga and pilates. My husband loathes all of those and prefers martial arts and swimming. Over the weekend I linked to a story about supermodel Elle MacPherson saying she stays fit buy playing a lot of sports such as surfing, paddleboarding and horseback riding.

People who live in the Blue Zone regions generally don’t belong to a gym. They walk, do tai chi with their friends, garden, do physical labor. You don’t have to be a body builder or a yogi, but you do need to keep moving. The longer you are stationary, the more your physical fitness will decline.

I remember seeing my grandmother in the kitchen at age 92 down on her hands and knees cleaning under the cabinets. My father commented to my mother, “She’s always piddling around doing something.” My mother replied, “That’s okay. It’s that piddling that’s keeping her young!”

If you don’t want to lose your physical fitness as you age, you must continue to move and do something to keep your body active and supple. Find something you enjoy and get active.

In other words, Move it, or lose it!

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