Health Matters

KEEP YOUR LEGS ACTIVE & STRONG: Aging start from the feet upwards

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.

Just walk

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.

Walk everyday.

▪️Interestingly, 50% of a person’s bones & 50% of the muscles, are in the two  legs.

Do walk

▪️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

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