As we put on years & keep getting old on a daily basis ,our feet must always remain active & strong.
As we are constantly ageing / get aged, we should not be afraid of our hair turning grey (or) skin sagging ( or) wrinkles on face.
Among the signs of longevity, long fit life as summarized by the popular US Magazine ” Prevention “, strong leg muscles are listed on the top, as the most important & essential one.
Please walk daily.
If you don’t move your legs for just two weeks, your real leg strength will decrease by 10 years.
A study from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark found that both old & young, during the two weeks of inactivity, the legs muscle strength can weaken by a third which is equivalent to 20-30 years of ageing !!
So just walk
As our leg muscles weaken, it will take a long time to recover, even if we do rehabilitation & exercises, later.
▪️Therefore, regular exercise like walking, is very important.
▪️The whole body weight/ load remains and rest on the legs.
▪️The feet are a kind of pillars, bearing the entire weight of the human body.
▪️Interestingly, 50% of a person’s bones & 50% of the muscles, are in the two legs.
▪️The largest & strongest joints & bones of the human body are also in the legs.
10K steps / day
▪️Strong bones, strong muscles and flexible joints form the Iron Triangle that carries the most important load i.e. the human body.”
▪️70% of human activity and burning of energy in one’s life is done by the two feet.
▪️Do you know this? When a person is young, his/ her thigh have enough strength, to lift a small car of 800 kg !
▪️The foot is the center of body locomotion.
▪️Both the legs together have 50% of the nerves of the human body, 50% of the blood vessels and 50% of the blood is flowing through them.
▪️ It is the largest circulatory network that connects the body.
So walk daily.
▪️Only when the feet are healthy then the convention current of blood flows , smoothly, so people who have strong leg muscles will definitely have a strong heart. Walk.
▪️Aging starts from the feet upwards
▪️As a person gets older, the accuracy & speed of transmission of instructions between the brain and the legs decreases, unlike when a person is young. Please walk
▪️In addition, the so-called Bone Fertilizer Calcium will sooner or later be lost with the passage of time, making the elderly more prone to bone fractures. WALK.
▪️Bone fractures in the elderly can easily trigger a series of complications, especially fatal diseases such as brain thrombosis.
▪️Do you know that 15% of elderly patients generally, will die max. Within a year of a thigh-bone fracture!! Walk daily without fail
▪️ Exercising the legs, is never too late, even after the age of 60 years.
▪️Although our feet/legs will gradually age with time, exercising our feet/ legs is a life-long task.
Walk 10,000 steps
▪️Only by regular strengthening the legs, one can prevent or reduce further aging. Walk 365 days
▪️ Please walk for at least 30-40 minutes daily to ensure that your legs receive sufficient exercise and to ensure that your leg muscles remain healthy.
*You should share this important information with all your 40+ friends & family members, as everyone is aging on a daily basis
Health Matters By Vivian Ajayi