Fitness for the over 50’s

Keeping active is essential after 50 not only to keep the body moving but also to keep the mind running smoothly. It doesn’t always mean running a marathon (in fact that can sometimes cause more damage than help) but it does mean enjoying a more active life doing the things you enjoy. Walking is one of the best exercises there is whether you go on your own, with families members or the Ramblers Association.

You don’t need to join a gym but many people do and sometimes your local gym will have discount days or special times for older people so you don’t have to feel intimidated by that young champion boxer who has just joined. Many exercises can be done in the comfort of your own home. There are is a massive variety of exercise bikes available form the small, pedal only variety to the full on large scale which connect to your phone and you can pretend you are cycling across virtual terrain.

Man training with heavy tyre

Follow the links below for further information

The over 50 training plan – Men’s Health

Top 10 health and fitness tips for women over 50

How to keep fit after 50. Daily Telegraph

The Best Workout for Men Over 50

Fitness Over 50 by Military.com

The #1 Best Breakfast Food to Eat After 50, Says Dietitian

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health”. Hippocrates