It seems like a distant memory, our bike trip to the Napa Valley in California, but we did cycle 337 km in 5 days and loved every minute. There was a few moments of questioning ourselves like when we got lost and when we had 10 miles to go at 3 in the afternoon and the mercury hit 102 degrees Fahrenheit. The support van was quite inviting, but we couldn’t do it. What a great feeling to pull in knowing we didn’t give up.
We’ve been home now for a couple of weeks and the temperatures have sure dropped. Getting out on a bike is cold so we are starting to think about some other ways to get exercise. This brings me to my main point.
I attended an education seminar last evening titled: “Staying Mobile: The Secret to Ageing Well? ” The take home message was simple:
We must exercise 30 minutes per day/5 days per week minimum to stay healthy as we age. Notice the emphasis on minimum. If we want significant health benefits then 60 minutes per day/5 days per week is recommended.
The research is there. Over and over again, the research is saying that our health depends on it. We were made to move. Start today. Start something. It’s never too late. You are never too old.