"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."
Unless born ill, or with chronic conditions, most of us have brains and feet. I never thought of my work in this way, but most of my work deals with research in helping folks with the mental/emotional side of health, or the physical side of health! Those are in alignment with the quote, the feet and the brains! Just move it, move it, move it! I do not care what exercises you partake in, but the body and brain benefit in a myriad of ways with daily movement. Exercising the brain is so important as well. Daily reading, researching, puzzles, lectures, and learning from others is paramount to working the control center of the body.
"Use it or lose it." We have all heard this cliche. It is true. Even folks with signs of early dementia can benefit from games, social interaction, bingo, regular religious or meditative activity. The body can benefit from simple acts of movement that do not cost a thing! You do not have to join a gym if you are on a limited income. How about a walk outside in nature? Want to reisitance train for free? Walk up hill. Do push ups. Even the simple plank pose will work your whole body. There are free exercise tutorials ranging from 5 minutes to 90 minutes on the TV or web.
Steer yourself in the direction you choose to live. I, myself am researching everything I can on early Alzheimer's disease because my parents both have had the disease, and my father passed away from it about a year and a half ago. Knowing the signs ahead of time, speaking with my doctor, and practicing preventive measures can help me live the sort of life I want to live!
What are your thought on the above quote? I want to hear from you!