Physical Activity - It's Important - South Sound YMCA

Physical Activity – It’s Important

Exercise late in life can help you live longer

Physical activity or exercise can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life.

Steve Messman, one of our YMCA personal trainers, has always said in many of his videos and to all of his personal training clients: “It doesn’t make any difference how old we are. It doesn’t make any difference what condition we are in. We can all start somewhere, and we can all get stronger.” The Active Grandparent Hypothesis bears that out. We human beings were made to be active. We were made to be active well into our old age. We need to be as active as possible in order to live longer and healthier lives.  Lisa, the subject of this video, is living proof. She knows she is getting older, and she is doing everything she can to stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Lisa works hard at staying healthy. She breathes deep and fast during her routines, and she even sweats a little. We should all be following her great example.




Ready for that change? Contact a personal trainer or nutritionist at your local YMCA.