Staying fit at any age has massive advantages for our bodies, but as we get older the fitter we are the more we can benefit from it. You are never too old to learn a new skill especially when it comes to fitness. Keeping moving is essential for good health and happiness. The simple things like taking a short walk daily will be beneficial.
Along with having a well-balanced diet and the appropriate amount of sleep, exercise really is a key point to keeping mobile. Physical activity for people over 50 may help with symptoms of joint pain, anxiety, sleep problems, arthritis, and also help reduce the risk of heart disease and helps control weight and excess fat. For many people, they think that once they have reached a certain age they can no longer be fit and healthy and what will be will be. But that certainly isn’t the case! The changes to your lifestyle do not have to be drastic, you do not suddenly have to be a fitness guru, a yoga master or limber up ready to run a marathon whilst consuming a next to nothing low-calorie diet. By incorporating fitness into your everyday life this is a simple but effective way to stay fit and healthy.
It starts with simply taking charge of your life and not taking the easy way out. For example, when doing your weekly shop at the supermarket why not park the furthest away so you have to take a short walk to the shops, and then packing your own shopping rather than getting home delivery? All these things are actually exercising without you even realising! Other ideas are to take the stairs when you can instead of a lift or escalator, not only you don’t have to wait for a lift you’re also giving your legs a little workout. Why not whilst sitting in the garden on a spring day take 10 minutes to pull up a few weeds, stretching your back and being in the fresh air. There are lots of simple exercises you can do on a daily basis which will help and be like you aren’t even doing any exercise at all or you can take it a step further and attend an exercise class, maybe yoga, pilates or walking groups.
Fitness over 50 means learning to listen to your body better, varying your exercise and eating a healthy balanced diet. It’s not the case of no pain no gain more finding the exercise or sport which suits your body without the pain. You don’t need to have a gym membership just changing the little things will make big difference and you’ll be amazed at how quickly the little things begin to add up.
The NHS recommends at least 150 minutes a week of varied exercise to help keep the mind and body active and mobile.
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