Dance as though no one is watching you. Love as though you have never been hurt before. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth.
Health is the most foundational area of wellness in our earthly life. Physical wellness pertains to the bodily aspect of our health. Most people know death is inescapable and therefore majority of seniors are not afraid of dying. But they are afraid of falling ill, especially prolonged illness during their old age. Their reasons may vary like some don’t cherish the thought of losing their independence. While some are afraid of the escalating medical costs. Most seniors believe they will become a burden to their loved ones and infringe into their children’s wellness of life.
But the mechanical parts of our physical body suffer from wear and tear. All our functional parts will age with usage. At the same time, our body needs to be use to keep it in shape. There are many parts of our body that follows “the use-it-or-lose-it” rule. To prevent your body parts from getting rusty, we have to keep on going. Our bones, our muscles, our heart and most importantly our brain are all subjected to this same rule. So exercise is essential to keep our body parts in motion. But because of wear and tear, we shouldn’t over exercise. The body needs repair or rest too. On top of rest and exercise, the body needs fuel or energy that comes from the food that we consume. To sum up, we need to pay attention to three basic areas of life to keep physically well, they are: – diet, exercise and rest.
We are creatures of habits. We have lived decades in a certain lifestyle targeted at making more money, acquiring more things and gaining more power which are often contrary to improving our physical fitness. So it is understandable that it is difficult to change our lifestyle and routines for some long-term, less-visible internal health benefits. REVERSE Co-operative wants you not just to think young but also to actually acquire good lifestyle habits. We want you to join our movement to change lifestyles – to become less consumed in the rat-race, get sufficient sleep and rest; to be conscious of taking a balance diet supplemented with the correct health supplement and adopt a daily exercise habit. Many of the older generation after years of slogging at making a living finds exercise strenuous. REVERSE co-operative suggest that you take up activities that suits your interest and ability. We list in this website different games and exercise groups that you can join so you can choose something in your own inclination and will enjoy e.g. badminton; table-tennis; IG (inter-generational ball); line-dancing; walking; cycling groups etc. listed by days of week so you can not only have exercise everyday but different exercise on different days to break the monotony of disciplined exercise. You can further gain benefits of social wellness, emotion wellness etc. by joining others in the seniors cohort exercising together in groups.