For me, this is personal. Last Friday I exercised from 4:30 to 5:30 pm and quickly dressed to meet a friend for dinner at 6pm. We began our dinner with a glass of red wine and I ordered a bowl of chili inspired by the fall-like temperature. We enjoyed our meal,paid the bill, and as we got up to leave, I began to feel light-headed. I sat right down and proceeded to experience intense nausea with the resulting consequences (I’ll spare you the gory details). The culprit turned out to be dehydration caused by inadequate fluid intake.
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Our Collective Ability to Effect Change
Baby Boomers are plagued by health problems associated with a lack of adequate exercise. Excessive body fat and deficiencies in muscle tone and strength are but a few of the resulting problems. Elevated levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure are proof that we’re living longer, but not stronger. We baby boomers have to demand that fitness facilities, gyms and health clubs, offer appropriate programs that challenge our muscles without stressing our joints.
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