Now technically Newton did not create any laws of fitness, but his laws of inertia do relate to our physical bodies.
So below is a FUN little picture of Newton's first lax of motion.
Our bodies really aren't much different - someone who was active earlier in life tends to remain active. This of course is not always the case, but we all know how easily we can fall into a rhythm of not working out right?
You miss one day, and then the next day it is even harder for you to convince yourself to get to the gym or to go on that walk.
We are creatures of habit. If our habit is to go home and sit on the couch that is what our body is trained to do. If we set a time everyday where we go to the gym or take a walk with a friend - then our bodies are trained to move at that time.
Those who exercise regularly will report feeling ill, or just not right, when they get out of their routine - that is their body telling them that they like the movement and want more!!
So it works both ways - the more you move the more you body wants to move - the more you sit the more your body wants to sit.
Yes, it really is that simple.
What does this mean for the aging body? IT MEANS MOVE.
Even if you were not an active person in your youth you can become one now.
Get up and start with just 10 minutes of walking a day. When that becomes a habits add another 10 minutes, or if you want to get into strength training join a gym, get a personal trainer, or if you are in our area come and WORKOUT WITH US!!!
Remember once you are in motion it is actually easier to stay in motion!!!