*Aging starts from the feet upwards ! KEEP YOUR LEGS STRONG !!*
▪️When we are old, our feet must always remain strong.
▪️As we grow old, we should not be afraid of our 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 at the top, as the most important and essential one.
▪️If you 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 can be 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 and exercises later.
▪️Therefore, *regular exercise like walking, is very important*.
▪️The whole body weight/load remains and rests on the legs.
▪️The foot is 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.
▪️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 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/legs will gradually age with time, exercising our feet/legs 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.
*U may wish to share it with elderly friends and family members*️️.
– Folorunsho Kayode