As we put on years & keep getting old on a daily basis, our feet must always remain active & strong.
As we are constantly ageing/getting aged, we should not be afraid of our hair turning grey (or) skin sagging (or) wrinkles on our faces.
Among the signs of "longevity", and long fit life as summarized by the popular US Magazine "Prevention", strong leg muscles are listed on the top, as the most important & essential one.
Please walk daily.
If you don’t move your legs for just two weeks, your real leg strength will decrease by 10 years.
A study from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark found that both old & young, during the two weeks of inactivity, the legs' muscle strength can weaken by a third which is equivalent to 20-30 years of ageing !!
As our leg muscles weaken, it will take a long time to recover, even if we do rehabilitation & exercises, later.
Therefore, regular exercise like walking is very important.
The whole body weight/ load remains and rests on the legs.
The feet are a kind of pillar, bearing the entire weight of the human body.
Interestingly, 50% of a person's bones & 50% of the muscles, are in the two legs.
The largest & strongest joints & bones of the human body are also in the legs.
Strong bones, strong muscles and flexible joints form the "Iron Triangle" that carries the most important load i.e. "the human body."
70% of human activity and burning of energy in one's life is done by two feet.
Do you know this? When a person is young, his/ her thighs have enough strength, to lift a small car of 800 kg !
The foot is the centre of body locomotion.
Both the legs together have 50% of the nerves of the human body, 50% of the blood vessels and 50% of the blood flowing through them.
It is the largest circulatory network that connects the body.
Only when the feet are healthy then the convection current of blood flows, smoothly, so people who have strong leg muscles will definitely have a strong heart.
Ageing starts from the feet upwards
As a person gets older, the accuracy & speed of transmission of instructions between the brain and the legs decreases, unlike when a person is young.
In addition, the so-called Bone Fertilizer Calcium will sooner or later be lost with the passage of time, making the elderly more prone to bone fractures.
Bone fractures in the elderly can easily trigger a series of complications, especially fatal diseases such as brain thrombosis.
Do you know that 15% of elderly patients generally, will die max? within a year of a thigh-bone fracture !! Walk daily without fail.
Exercising the legs, is never too late, even after the age of 60 years.
Although our feet/legs will gradually age with time, exercising our feet/ legs is a life-long task.
Only by regular strengthening the legs, one can prevent or reduce further ageing.
Please walk for at least 30-40 minutes daily to ensure that your legs receive sufficient exercise and to ensure that your leg muscles remain healthy.
You should share this important information with all your 40+years of friends & family members, as everyone is ageing on a daily basis.