Outside The Gym Activities Count

What you do in the gym helps with fitness, weight management and stress. But don't discount your leisure time physical activity. A study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that those efforts have a statistically significant impact on balance, agility and coordination especially as you reach middle age.

An analysis of the leisure time habits of 69 women and 79 men in their early to mid 40s found a strong correlation between fitness, agility and balance. The longer the subject had maintained an active lifestyle, the better they scored.

True Strength Moment: Reference this study the next time you take a couple days off from working out, and the days start turning into weeks. With Spring just around the corner, the mirror helps you keep up with regular exercise. When the calendar rolls around to winter, it might be a different story. Stay the course.
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