B. Start Moving and Start Living
Congratulations—you're ready to approach life in a whole new way with movement at the center. New research is turning old thinking on its head. Moving more is not just about formal exercise. It's about turning to a new way of life to counter the effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
Start a healthy activity program through your community group or church. Working out with friends, sharing healthy exercise tips, and inviting guest speakers can change the entire culture toward healthy living and more movement.
Spend an hour outdoors each week to…
- Pull weeds
- Rake leaves
- Walk the dog
- Learn a new sport
- Work in the garden
- Look for unusual birds
Spend all the time you want being outdoors, as it helps you to become more energized, upbeat, and fit. Not to mention, it also increases your movement.
At work, walk and stand more. Instead of email, walk to see your colleagues. Stand while talking on the phone. Use every excuse to get up, walk, and move. Set an alarm and never sit for more than 30 minutes.
Take the next step beyond diet and exercise to embracing wholeness of body, soul, and mind. Positive lifestyle changes are always possible even at an older age, but a long-term view is necessary. Sliding between multiple stages in any given week is perfectly normal.
Let's take a short quiz to review what you have learned
- Start Moving/ Start Living
- Start Moving/ Start Living Blog
- Start Moving/ Start Living Resources
- The Burden and Impact of Arthritis and Obesity Among Women and Racial/Ethnic Minorities
- Calculate Your Body Mass Index
- The Power of Pain
- Nutritional Weight and Wellness
- Arthritis Foundation
- WebMD Joint Pain
- American Heart Association
- American Diabetes Assocation
- AAOS—Ortho Knowledge
- Fit to a T, What You Need To Know About Your Bone Health and Osteoporosis
- Talking with your Doctor, Tips for Seniors
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