Doing less of some things and doing more of others was the advice given us by Lorraine Flisher, Londonderry’s Health and Wellness Coordinator, at her talk on Healthy Aging on June 26th.
In comparison to the jam-packed schedules of earlier years, we can, and should, now move at a slower pace, and keep our schedules light.
On the other hand, there is one thing we should be doing more of. After age forty, she explained, our muscles begin to atrophy when they are not used, a process accelerating as we age. Thus, exercising the muscles in arms, legs and back is increasingly necessary. Such exercise also improves balance and reduces the chance of falls, increases the blood circulation, and generally helps to feel better physically and emotionally.
Fortunately, Londonderry residents have many exercising opportunities. Now there are five exercise programs that cover a range from seated exercises to aerobics, with something for everyone. In Lorraine’s next bulletin she will provide details and an update of new offerings.