Healthy Exercise for Seniors and Non-Athletes
Exercise can be dangerous. Healthy exercise requires little instruction, gym, equipment 0r uniforms. It can help about 200 diseasea from the common cold to cancer.
Some topics discussed in this book appear below.
About 60% of people over 65 are inactive. Seniors and non-athletes will learn that vigorous and long duration exercises are not necessary for health. In fact, they can be detrimental. Simple daily activities, requiring no instruction, uniforms, gym or equipment can not only help you retain your mobility and mental sharpness but help prevent diseases, like Alzheimer’s. Recent studies indicate that non-strenuous, simple activities can reduce your risks of mental and physical decline.
Healthful activities, often recommended for non-athletes, the sedentary and the elderly are: Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong (pronounced Chi Kung). Qigong is an acient Chinese mind/body/breath coordination exercise. These are discussed in the book and will help readers to decide which of these they might like to learn. They will be made aware of the classical purpose of these activities and scientific research on their benefits and dangers. They will also be able to distinguish genuine classical arts, from the made-up, shortened versions, devised for profit, which are taught in many popular classes nowadays.