“LEGS ELEVEN” – by Des Kelly
Compliments of Charmaine Gunatillake and Keith Bennett, this both very interesting AND very important “post” comes walking in, to us, at e’Lanka. Unfortunately, it was just a little bit too late for this writer, who is, right now, the “guru” of isolation
simply because my legs and feet refuse to let me walk more than a few metres because of an ailment that has got to be pronounced while totally sober. This is the Mother of Arthritis, called Ankylosin Spondylitis. Anyway, thank goodness I can still write a little.
I will now rest my briefcase and once again say “thank you” to Charmaine and Keith, and let these boots keep walking back to you, good folk of e’Lanka.
*Aging starts from the feet upwards !*
KEEP YOUR LEGS ACTIVE & STRONG !!
As we put on years & keep getting old on a daily basis , our feet must always remain active & strong.
As we are constantly ageing / get aged, we should not be afraid of our hair turning grey (or) skin sagging ( or) wrinkles on face.
Among the signs of *longevity*, long fit life as summarized by the popular US Magazine ” Prevention “, strong leg muscles are listed on the top, as *the most important & essential one.*
Please walk daily.
If you don’t move your legs for just two weeks, your real leg strength will decrease by 10 years.
A study from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark found that both old & young, during the two weeks of *inactivity*, the legs muscle strength can *weaken by a third* which is equivalent to 20-30 years of ageing !!
*So just walk*
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 remains and rest on the legs.
The *feet are a kind of pillars*, bearing the entire weight of the human body.
Interestingly, 50% of a person’s bones & 50% of the muscles, are in the two legs.
The largest & strongest joints & bones of the human body are also in the legs.
*10K steps / day*
Strong bones, strong muscles and flexible joints form the *Iron Triangle* that carries the most important load i.e. *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/ her *thighs have enough strength , to lift a small car of 800 kg !*
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 is flowing through them.
It is the largest circulatory network that connects the body.
*So walk daily.*
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.* Walk.
Aging starts from the feet upwards
As a person gets older, the accuracy & speed of transmission of instructions between the brain and the legs decreases, unlike when a person is young. *Please walk*
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. *WALK.*
Bone fractures in the elderly can easily trigger a series of complications, especially fatal diseases such as brain thrombosis.
Do you know that 15% of elderly patients generally, will die max. within a year of a thigh-bone fracture !! *Walk daily without fail*
*Exercising the legs, is never too late, even after the age of 60 years.*
Although our feet/legs will gradually age with time, exercising our feet/ legs is a life-long task.
*Walk 10,000 steps*
Only by regular strengthening the legs, one can prevent or reduce further aging. *Walk 365 days*
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.
*You should share this important information with all your 40+ friends & family members, as everyone is aging on a daily basis*