We have all heard the saying “a body in motion tends to stay in motion,” also known as Sir Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion, the law of inertia. It is also true that a body in motion tends to keep our brain in motion. It has been shown in recent studies that regular exercise may be one of the single most important things you can do to reduce your risk of dementia.
How is it January already? Gosh. Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday you were suddenly thrown into a work-from-home situation and frantically trying to adjust? It’s been almost a year now… unreal, right?!
How is it going? Have you figured out how to actually WORK when you’re home?
By: Thérèse Buckingham, NBC-HWC
Let’s start with a true story. About four years ago I walked behind a lady who moved with considerable difficulty down the aisle of an airplane. When we reached the door she very slowly turned around and as she carefully lowered herself into the waiting wheelchair she looked up at me and with a deep sigh said, “Don’t get old. Die young.”
This hit me like a ton of bricks. It definitely wasn’t the advice I wanted to hear. After all, I had been telling people that I was going to live to 100! However, in hindsight, I realize now that her unsolicited advice had a great deal of value. It got me thinking about the future of my health. She made me realize that I don’t just want a long life, I want a long life full of vitality. This then became the theme for my health story.
By: Caitlin Boyd, NBC-HWC
This year has thrown me for a loop. Like everyone, I’ve had to make adjustments in all aspects of my life. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is one of my absolute top values, and my fitness routine is a big factor in maintaining it. I have had to make some major shifts to keep it up, but it’s been so worth it!