A goal of most people is to live a long and healthy life. Unfortunately, we’re better at living long lives than we are at living healthy ones. Here is some research out of the Penisula Medical School that suggests regular physical activity in middle age will improve your physical ability later in life.
In the study, 8702 people ranging in age from 50 to 69 were followed for up to six years. Their physical abilities and activities were recorded. It turned out that those who engaged in at least 30 minutes of exercise three or more days a week had only a 13% chance of a physical disability versus 24% for those who were less active. The benefit of exercise was seen even for people who were overweight.
Benefits of Regular Joggling
So, why not pick up joggling as your exercise of choice? To do this, the first thing you’ll have to do is learn to juggle. Use any of these 25 free juggling resources for learning. Then get outside and start joggling. The researchers found that middle-aged people who maintained their physical activity would be better able to
- walk long distances
- climb stairs
- maintain a sense of balance
- sustain their hand grip
- stand up from a seated position
To that I would add the following improvements you can expect from the joggling.
- Improved hand eye coordination
- Improved memory
- Increased creative ability
- Significantly increased amount of smiling
You’re never too old to learn to joggle. So, why not go start learning right now? Your body will thank you.