You hear that it’s good for you.  You hear that you should, but it takes effort and time.  Exercise, at least 30 minutes a day 5 days a week is good for you.  So good that it helps prevent or delay the major issues that most of us will face when we grow older:  heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes.  I’ve been exercising since my early twenties since my mother was diagnosed with heart disease and needed a by-pass in her early 50’s.  She smoked, I have never, however this was enough of a wake up call that I didn’t want to be in her shoes in my early 50’s.  Fortunately for me, it’s become a habit.  There are still days when I have to drag myself to the gym, but when my workout is finished and I’m leaving, I’m glad I went.

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PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.