Adventists make exercise a priority. Throughout their long and healthy lives they stay active. Some participate in Walk for Life and In Step for Life in their communities and research has shown that daily walking to get your heart rate up is one of the best ways to be active. What do you do to stay physically active?
Lifestyle practices of Adventists that are most likely to yield longevity:
- Eating a plant based-diet with only small amounts of fish
- Not smoking
- Maintaining medium body weight
- Eating a handful of nuts four to five times per week
- Doing regular physical activity
(from National Geographic’s “The Blue Zones-The Science of Living Longer”)
Cyclocross is a form of bicycle racing that started in Europe and has become popular in the United States. Races usually take place in the fall or winter and consist of laps around a short course of natural surfaces such as grass, pavement, sand, wooded trails, hills and man-made obstacles which require the rider to quickly dismount and carry the bike. The emphasis is on the rider’s endurance and ability to handle their bike.
To establish a consistent exercise routine each of us needs to find those physical activities that we enjoy doing so that we are motivated to get up and move daily. For those who love to cyclocross race it is vital that they bike regularly in order to stay in shape for their sport.