KEEP YOUR LEGS🦵🏽 STRONG – A MUST READ ARTICLE
▪When we are old, our feet must always remain strong.
▪When we age, we should not be afraid of hair turning grey (or) skin sagging (or) wrinkles.
▪Among the signs of *longevity,* as summarized by the US Magazine “Prevention”, *strong leg muscles* are listed on the top, as *the most important and essential one.*
▪Do not move your legs for two weeks & your leg strength will decrease by 10 years.
▪A study from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark found that both old and young, during the two weeks of *inactivity,* _the legs muscle strength got weakened by a third_ which is *equivalent to 20-30 years of ageing.*
▪As our leg muscles weaken, it will take a long time to recover, even if we do rehabilitation exercises, later.
▪Therefore, regular exercise like walking, is very important.
▪The whole body weight/load remain on legs.
▪The feet are a kind of *pillars,* bearing the weight of the human body.
▪Interestingly, 50% of a person’s bones and 50% of the muscles, are in the two legs.
▪The largest and strongest joints and bones of the human body are also in the legs.
▪Strong bones, strong muscles, and flexible joints form the “Iron Triangle” that carries the most important load on the human body.
▪70% of human activity and burning of energy in one’s life, is done by the two feet.
▪Do you know this? When a person is young, his *thighs have enough strengths, to lift a small car!
▪The foot is the *center of body locomotion.
▪Both the legs together have 50% of the nerves of the human body, 50% of the blood vessels and 50% of the blood flowing through them.
▪It is the large circulatory network that connects the body.
▪Only when the feet are healthy then the *convention current of blood* *flows, smoothly, so people who have strong leg muscles will definitely have a *strong heart.*
▪Aging starts from the feet upwards.
▪As a person gets older, the accuracy and speed of transmission of instructions between the brain and the legs decreases, unlike when a person is young.
▪In addition, the so-called *Bone Fertilizer Calcium* will sooner or later be lost with the passage of time, making the elderly more prone to bone fractures.
▪Fractures in the elderly easily triggers a series of complications, especially fatal diseases such as brain thrombosis.
▪Do you know that 15% of elderly patients will die within a year of a thigh-bone fracture.
▪Exercising the legs, is never too late, even after the age of 60 years.
▪Although our feet will gradually age with time, exercising our feet is a life-long task.
▪Only by strengthening the legs, one can prevent further aging.
▪Please walk for at least 30-40 minutes, daily to ensure that your legs receive sufficient exercise and to ensure that your leg muscles remain healthy.