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People Of The Book: A Call To Action

We are proud to have earned the position in history as People of the Book. Serious study and intellectual prowess have become our hallmark. At the same time, “The Book” advises that we are obligated to maintain a healthy lifestyle,V’eNishMartem Me’od Le’Nafshosaichem. Be very attentive to caring for your health (Deuteronomy 4:15). Scientists have verified that a sedentary lifestyle is bad for your health. A lifetime of physical inactivity accelerates normal age-related changes such as loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength, and power. Sedentary individuals lose 20- 40% of their muscle mass throughout their adult life and are more inclined to develop metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases. On the other hand, regular exercise lessens the likelihood of heart disease, lowers blood pressure, reduces the risk of many cancers, builds bones, lifts your spirits, keeps your brain sharp, and can add years to your life states the Harvard Medical School Special Health Report.
Q: I’m in my eighties, hunched over, even need a walker. Can exercise still help at this late stage?


" Physical activity benefits persons of all ages.

It is vital for reducing the risk of numerous chronic conditions, relieving symptoms of depression, helping to maintain independent living and enhancing the overall quality of life. It also improves mobility and functioning in the frail and the very old." 

National Council on Aging



“You don’t need to leave the house to be physically active” notes the National Institute on Aging. Here are ways you can exercise right in your own home.
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