It's estimated that by 2030 that there will be approximately 72 million older adults in the U.S.
I don't know about you, but I'll be close to that age by then- practically in my mid-50s! My goal is to remain physically active so I am free from disease and illness and so I am strong and energetic! I want to be able to keep up with the kiddos, you know.
Exercise is my preferred medicine of choice. I've experienced the benefits of reduced sickness (I don't remember the last time I've had a cold) and faster recovery from injury and surgery. If the compound method is correct, my current behaviors will serve as a protective barrier for my years to come.
But what if you aren't active? How can you benefit from beginning a physical activity program?
The good news is that exercise is changing. If you were afraid to step into a gym or hire a personal trainer, now is the perfect time to try again. Since the population is getting older and living longer, fitness professionals are gearing their training methods to help people be active during their aging years. Programs designed to help you remain independent and vibrant are top of mind. This isn't to say your program will be super easy, but it will be worth it!
Aerobic and resistance programs that help keep your body fat low and your muscles strong will also help enhance your cognitive function, especially once you reach 65 years of age. Even power training has been shown to help adults over 70 years improve their performance in activities of daily living! Who wouldn't want to think smarter and still function as if they were still young?
I'm encouraging you to try again. Fitness is changing and I know you can change with it. There of lots of programs out there to meet your needs. If you can't find a program locally, reach out to me so we can discover your enhanced fitness life together!
I help busy professionals see how easily they can fit simple, quick exercises and meals into their daily life.