Research has proven that the more you exercise the better, and longer, your life will be. No matter what age you start your exercise program, you will benefit from the physical activity. Just moving for 30 to 60 minutes three to five times a week boosts your health by…
· Lowering your stroke risk.
· Protecting against osteoporosis.
· Increasing your metabolic rate.
· Preventing, and even reducing, high blood pressure.
· Alleviating depression.
· Reducing your cancer risk.
· Lowering your blood sugar.
· Reducing your risk of falls.
An easy way to have some fun and get some exercise too is to register for Baltimore County Department of Aging’s ninth annual “Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit! 5K Run-Walk / 1 Mile Walk” on Sunday, September 20, 2015. This family-friendly event will be held at the CCBC Essex campus, conveniently located near I95 and I695 off of Rossville Boulevard. You can run or walk the 5-kilometer or 1-mile course at your own pace. Your wallet might get some exercise too if you win the “Fitness Pays” Grand Door Prize Drawing of $500, courtesy of Walgreens (must be present to win). Proceeds from the event support BCDA’s programs for seniors.
Every moment spent exercising is time well spent. If you don’t know how to get started exercising, and you are over 60 years of age, the Baltimore County Department of Aging provides wonderful opportunities to engage in fitness and wellness activities. To explore these options, visit http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/seniorcenters.
For more information on the “Get Ready! Get Set! Get Fit! 5K Run-Walk/1 Mile Walk” or senior center fitness programming, call 410-887-2040 or visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/seniorcenters. To register for the Run/Walk, visit www.getreadygetsetgetfit5k.com.