For the Health of It in December

When it comes to exercise, consistency is key. Two weeks away from the gym can mean declines in strength, stamina and health. Even for the fittest among us, a few weeks away from training can result in rapid declines in strength, aerobic capacity other indicators of a healthy body, such as blood pressure.

So even when you cannot make to the gym, you can do resistance exercise using your body weight or even playing on a jungle gym. You could also try breaking up exercise into chunks throughout your day. It’s effective and fits around busy schedules.

Remember, daily physical activity in youth, midlife and elders is a powerful protective factors for maintaining heart health, ease of ability to move, reduce injury and extend life expectancy. This year’s worthy of monthly health tip is brought to you by the Warm Springs Diabetes Program.