Being Physically Fit and Exercise is Very Important for Adults Over 55
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Being Physically Fit and Exercise is Very Important for Adults Over 55

The older we get the more important physical fitness becomes. It's never too late to start and exercise program.

Being fit is important all of our lives. It is especially important the older we get. I’m going to turn 60 this year and have exercised off and on throughout my adulthood. Unfortunately, it has never been consistent over a long period of time.

Exercise takes a commitment to include it in everyday life for the rest of your life. Don’t make short term goals with fitness. The more fit a person is the less prone to disease that person becomes. Exercise, along with proper diet, is the key to a long healthy life. It will also mean that, as we age, the quality of life will be better.

There are many ways to be fit. One way would be to design your own at home fitness plan and carry it out as part of your normal routine. I had a cardiologist tell me that sweating is good. You need to design a fitness strategy that will make your body work hard. If you are just beginning a fitness plan, no matter where you intend to work out, you need to consult with your doctor. This is important especially if you have any health issues.

If you don’t think you will get enough motivation to keep exercising on your own, you could join a fitness gym. There are gyms everywhere in almost every neighborhood. If you enjoy travelling, you can choose a gym that has locations nationwide. Believe me, there are many to choose from.

Still not getting enough motivation? Think about hiring a personal trainer. Yes, they can be expensive. Many gyms will have seasonal specials for personal trainers. You don’t have to make a long time commitment for a personal trainer, but let one get you started the right way on an exercise program. Hire one for a month. They will help you become motivated and show you the right way to use the equipment in the gym, and they will make you work hard.

No matter what way you decide to exercise, don’t put it if off any longer. Make a commitment today that you are going to do something for you. This is something that will benefit you personally. It will make you feel better in more ways than just physically. It has been proven that exercise will help to alleviate anxiety, stress, and depression. What happens is that exercise causes your brain to release endorphins that make your mood better. Exercise also raises your body temperature, and this has a calming effect on your system.

Exercise is not just a workout in the gym. Exercise can also include things like washing the car, working in the garden, and mowing the lawn. Incorporate all of these things into your daily life. You need to get your body moving today. You’re going to love it.

Sources:

Personal Experience

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/depression-and-exercise/MH00043

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Comments (2)

Great article! As far as I know both my parents are pretty fit =) Its also important to do stretches as you get older so you don't get sore and stiff, and eventually won't be able to get down on the ground anymore.

This factoid is for my age group and therefore I enjoyed reading it very much. Thanks!

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