Indeed, a decline in physical fitness sets in early.
Nearly half of adolescents 12-21 do not engage in vigorous daily exercise.
One day you notice that your body is a little slower than it used to be.
Maybe your knee hurts a little when you walk, or it is a little harder to get out of bed in the morning.
Exercise of any kind is an important stress-buster. While some people report feeling more tired when they start an exercise regime, this feeling soon passes.
When you exercise, you experience a relaxation response that helps to dispel stress and upset. Once you are on a regular exercise program, you’ll find your energy levels rising, making you feel more alert and more invigorated than ever.
Nutrition is also very important, and the average middle-class person’s diet isn’t conducive to healthy living.
Our diets are too rich in fats, sugars, and salt, and too light in terms of fruit and vegetable consumption.
Whatever the reason, you are probably among the billions of people around the world who are facing the fact that the older we get, the harder we have to work to keep our bodies in top shape.
As children, we seem to have a boundless supply of energy, but as we age that energy reserve gradually dwindles.