Stay Fit Over Fifty
Sue Loncaric can be found at Sizzling Towards Sixty where she shares stories about aging with sizzle. Read on to find out more about how she’s encouraging others to stay fit at this stage of their lives.
Time to Start or Step It Up?
If you haven’t been exercising regularly you might be thinking about finding some easy ways to stay fit. While we all know that aging is a fact, but that doesn’t mean that we should give up on exercise. Regular exercise is even more important now. It’s important to help strengthen our bones, keep us flexible and improve our general mental well-being.
If you have let your regular exercise routine slide, it won’t take long to get back some level of fitness and then build from there. Regular exercise and healthy eating will have you feeling Fit and Fabulous in no time at all. You’ll find yourself much more vibrant and enjoying life.
It is important to take things slowly to avoid injury. Slow and steady build up is the way to go.
7 Easy Ways to Stay Fit
A thirty minute walk daily is great for your body and also your mental health. Take a moment to enjoy your surroundings, breathe, and appreciate life.
I’ve downloaded an app called Yoga Studio and have incorporated this into my morning daily ritual. Yoga has no age limitation or required level of fitness. Why not give it a try?
A gentle form of exercise which enhances flexibility and balance, Tai Chi offers increased muscle strength and helps to improve our mood.
Water Aerobics or Swimming
Exercising in the water in an excellent way to keep fit. It is very easy on the body, your body will love you! It is so gentle on the muscles and joints. Even just walking around the pool will give your legs a workout.
Never underestimate the importance of stretching. At the end of each physical therapy session my PT stretches me for 20 minutes. I also stretch after running. If you aren’t sure why you need to stretch read my article ‘S’ is for Stretching – The Importance of Being Flexible in Midlife.
Incorporating some light weight training into your exercise program is a must as we age. Weights strengthen our bones to assist with good posture and help prevent Osteoporosis, plus increase muscle mass.
Cycling is another wonderful way to exercise. You definitely don’t need to be at the ‘Tour de France’ level. An easy bike ride provides cardio exercise without putting extra pressure on your knee joints and maintains muscle mass and strength.
Don’t forget to set fitness goals, mix up your exercise, and keep it fun. That way you will be more likely to stick to it. Be Fit and Fabulous!
Let’s Keep Sizzling!