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senior life | EXERCISE PROGRAM

left off. You have to workout regularly. I do something every day, even if it’s only for half an hour. Your body is like a sports car: the more often you run it, the better it runs. Let it sit for a month, and you’ve got problems.

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or your performance. It’s like fl ying a plane. When I was taking fl ying lessons, the instructors taught me to look everywhere, all the time. They teach you to scan the horizon, without zeroing in on any single thing. So it is with exercise.

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Breathing this way fi lters the air that reaches your lungs and improves its quality. It is almost impossible to overdo your workout when you breathe through your nose. If you feel the need to breathe through your mouth to catch your breath, do that.

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that you can chart how far you’ve come and how close you are to your goals. Your workout records will motivate you to even greater performance and better fi tness.

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Finally, have a plan for when you’re going to exercise each week. If

you don’t have half an hour a day or at least an hour three times a week to spend on yourself, then you need to reorganize your life. Make time for your workouts like you would for other important appointments.

Make your workouts a challenge by setting goals.

Keep track of your progress so

Breathe through your nose, especially when you’re doing cardiovascular exercise.

Focus while working out.

Concentrate on your breathing, your heart rate, your technique,

Stay consistent. When you get older, you can’t just take a week off and pick up right where you

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To stick with an exercise routine,

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