Ever heard the saying, “If you don’t use it, you lose it?” It’s a valid point when it comes to maintaining the youthfulness of your body and mind. As we age it’s more important than ever to keep moving. For instance, flexibility is increasingly important as we age since it helps prevent injuries. A sharp memory helps keep us safe from danger by allowing us to stay alert and aware of our surroundings. Likewise, if we aren’t using our muscles on a regular basis, they begin to atrophy and become weak – including vital muscles like the heart. The good news is that it doesn’t take much activity to make a noticeable difference. Those little 30-second online memory games can improve your memory when practiced just a few times a day. Deciding to park further away from the office or mall, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator can enhance leg strength and cardiovascular fitness. So just get going, and keep going. You’ll feel better for doing it.