Since both my husband and I are heading into those’ Golden Years’ of retirement, we have been considering some new routines for our day. My husband is a truck driver and presents a number of health issues to consider, so we’re planning some new ways of incorporating exercise into our daily routine. Whether you choose to belong to a gym or purchase some equipment for use at home, here are some of the ideas we came up with, along with some tips from various sources.
Health issues should still be uppermost in our mind as we start a new exercise routine. It is always important to discuss things with our doctor before undertaking any new exercise routine, especially if we have any kind of heart condition, diabetes, or high blood pressure. It is especially important as we age, to talk things over with our own doctor before rushing out to buy a room full of exercise equipment.
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Once you have received the green light by your doctor, you can then proceed with the recommended exercise program. For instance, my husband, who’s a diabetic with high blood pressure is changing from a very sedentary lifestyle as a truck driver. We know he’ll need to start a new exercise program very slowly. Changing from a sedentary lifestyle to a more positive lifestyle can have some really good benefits as long as you do not overdo things in the beginning. Bicycling is a good way to start and exercise program. It works the muscles, joints and heart without putting a great deal of strain on the body. Remember, slow and easy does it.
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Bicycling / Cycling, both inside and outside, can offer a good choice of low impact exercise. Cycling as an exercise, can be independent or stationary. Bicycles can be adjusted and responsive to the many physical limitations.
It is easy to think of ourselves the way we were some decades ago. We think that we ought to be able to do more, only to see that the human body will have the last word on our exercises and activities. Be realistic in your approach to an exercise program. Don’t make the error of thinking that you will be able to do long as you did 20 or 30 years ago. That just is not reality.