[NH] Activities Promoting Healthy Aging

Lack of activities can prevent you from living healthy. When you do
not enjoy activities, you may feel fatigue or find it difficult to
sleep at night. When you awake in the morning, you may feel tired
until you finally fall asleep. As we, age our body change and we have
to make changes to accommodate our lives.

Having a good night sleep makes the mind think more clearly. A good
night sleep also boosts your energy while controlling your weight. You
can also make decisions with less stress. Sleeping well at night makes
our immune system stronger to keep us healthier. Researchers have
proved that a good nights sleep is necessary for our health.
Researchers have found that lack of sleep reduces the growth hormones
in our bodies, since it changes muscles to fat. Sleep overall is most
important, yet it stands behind activities. To improve your health,
try walking each day.

Walking will help to loosen our muscles, reduces stress and depression
along with anxiety. By reliving these things, it will help us to sleep
for a longer and deeper period. So, when we wake up in the morning we
feel happier and more rested.

When you exercise, you get a good night sleep, which promotes
metabolism. Without the right amount of sleep, our bodies crave
energy. Our body will release insulin or glucose into the bloodstream,
which slows down metabolism. This action causes the body to gain
weight, rather than control weight.

When a person feels exhausted, they will feel weak and repressed from
enjoying activities. This leads to additional problems. Sleeping right
balances out our bodies giving us, more energy leading to more
activities that will satisfy our sleep needs.

What to avoid:
To rest proper and feel active you must reduce your intake of
caffeine, nicotine, harmful chemicals, such as over-the-counter meds
that keep you awake, alcohol and so on. The chemicals and substances
will keep you awake. Try to avoid drinking anything after 8 p.m. in
the evening. Nicotine should be avoid if possible, yet if you must
smoke try to avoid smoking after 8 p.m.

Start a walking program in the morning to help wake you up, while
boosting your energy. You will feel better since the joints will feel
flexible enough to move freely. In addition, walking will help you
burn fat and calories. You'll notice a big change in how you feel the
rest of the day. Start out walking at a slow steady pace for as far
as your comfortable. Each day pick up the pace a bit and walk
further. Just remember when walking that you want to work up to a
steady brisk walk to make you sweat but not out of breath. Take a
short walk before and after meals to calm your nerves, and burn
calories too, it will give you energy, relieve that stress from the
long day and help you sleep.

If you start a walking program for yourself, it is a lot more fun if
you have someone to go with you. Talk to that neighbor you don't know
and maybe they'll walk with you. Just think about it; you'll be
acquainted with someone new, talk about new things will relieve stress
and get in you exercise as well. This might help that neighbor too who
maybe hasn't seen or talked to anyone in a couple of days and than
they can sleep better at night.

After walking that brisk walk your doing be sure to cool down. When
walking at a vigorous pace your heart rate will go up and it needs to
be back to normal. Just walk a bit slow and relaxing until you've
cooled down.

If you can't go to sleep at night instead of getting up and turning on
the TV try pacing around the house. Do some stretching and shake your
arms and legs. Even walking around the house can relax you especially
when everyone else is in bed and you can relax more.

Seemore at

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