Friday, May 26, 2017

Keeps your body fit and able

Keeps your body fit and able

So you want to go and do something at the spur of the moment. Maybe it is travel or play a pickup game of some sort. Can you do it? How will you feel the next day? Can you physically climb that rope or walk that travel or fit into that area? Here is one of the 50 reasons why is it important to exercise.
Not everyone is going to win the Olympics or end up on the front of some magazine, however being fit enough to do more than the average at any time for any reason is important on so many levels. If you have small kids and they want to learn how to ride a bike, can you help them or do you have to get your neighbor to help you. I had to do that for my neighbor and it is not fun. Actually it is really embarrassing on so many levels. If your school age child wanted to play a pickup game with you or your vet tells you that fighto needs to go out more and get exercise, can you take him out? In the military one has to be ready in an instant. No time for one to say, “Hey can you give me a few days to get prepared?” in the same way we should be ready in an instant for anything, including major health issues.
By having a healthy fit and able body, statistics have shown that we can concur health issues sooner than those who are not fit. University of Rochester has done a study that shows that those that are in good shape have less incidence of on the job sickness or absenteeism. Proper exercise keeps your body fit, able and strong. The body will heal faster and ward off illnesses sooner. I can’t tell you the last time I had a sickness.
Another real good reason why keeping your body fit and able is important is because it doesn’t limit your food consumption. I can eat anything at any time for any reason. But I also know that food is only a fuel and for as much input as I have, there needs to be a direct output and that is thru proper exercise. With your body fit and able your quality of life can be great. No I can’t tell you that you will put on years onto your life, but what I can say is that for whatever time you may have left, quality of life, for those whole are fit and able, is great. I have a member who is 84 years old and for most of his life he has been exercising. What that man does in a day would make most 30 year olds want a midday nap. When you look at him, you don’t see old but a man who has relied on his ability to stay fit and able, and that he has done. He still mows his 2 acre lawn, blows the leaves off his roof, goes for 5 mile walks with his wife of 67 years and so many other things an 84 year old man should not be able to do.

Well here is another reason why we need to exercise. Let’s all get up and at it. The benefit for you exercising is keeping your body fit and able.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Life expectancy

Life Expectancy

I was looking at a website the other day that I found very fascinating. This website discuss, in much detail, statistics in reference to mortality given so many factors. Factors such as obesity or cancer or heart disease among so many other factors have been put into this website . This website broke mortality into male or female (not other) and all age category. It looked at each state, county and city and gave current statistics on so many factors of our mortality. Excellent find I would say!
What I found fascinating the most is that when I looked at median income, it showed that the wealthier you are the less likely you were to die at younger ages. 

Here are some known facts:
1)      In Hawaii people tend to live the longest. The average age of mortality is 81.30 years

2)      In Mississippi people there tend to live only until age 74.96 years of age. This is the lowest of all the United States.

3)      In Hawaii the average income is $73,486 which is not too far behind DC ($75,628) and Maryland which is number one at $75,847. Mississippi had the lowest family income of all the United States at $40,593.

4)      As far as obesity was concerned, Mississippi had the highest amount of percentage of people that were considered obese. This figure is over 79%. DC and Maryland had the least amount of obesity at just under 54% and they were on the bottom of all the states.

5)      The only thing I did not see on this website was the correlation of education to mortality and obesity. I have a strong feeling that DC and Maryland would be high on the education scale and Mississippi would be one of the lowest in the country.

What I find interesting is that there seems to be a correlation between lifestyle, income and obesity. It seems as though the poorer you are the more likely you are to have major health issues. Over and over again as I read the statistics on this website was I amazed at such findings. So the question remains, what can be done to reverse the trend of obesity and poor living? Is it making more money? Is it getting more education? I really don’t know the answer to those questions, but if these statistics are correct I think the answers are obvious.

The name of the website is Check it out.