This is a picture of my pedometer. A pedometer is an instrument worn by a walker or runner for recording the number of steps taken, thereby showing approximately the distance traveled. I bought it at Walmart for $5.00 and I wear it everywhere I go.
My goal is to walk 10,000 steps a day. This equals approximately five miles. I try to walk at least a mile at a time without stopping to rest. I would eventually like to be able to walk the full five miles without stopping.
I have never been the athletic type. I don't expecially enjoy exercise but I know that it is something that I MUST do. I am reading Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond by Chris Crowley and Henry Lodge. They are very emphatic in stating that a person who is over the age of 50 needs to commit to at least an hour of exercise a day...six days a week. They state that exercise should be your full-time job after you retire.
I am now 57 years old. I just watched my father die from heart disease at the age of 84. I want to do everything in my power to avoid this fate. Exercise is my priority. I have two metal plates in my right leg so I can't run, jump, skip, stomp or do high impact exercise. I have discovered plenty of things that I can do and I hope to slowly increase the amount of exercise that I do each day.
Do you believe that exercise can slow the aging process? What is your daily exercise routine? I hope you will share some of your exercise experiences by posting a comment on this blog.