It feels like every time I read a new blog or article there is research confirming what we believe – it is never too late to start exercising. And we personally see it everyday in our studio and over time whilst we still have the younger generation coming through it is the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s & 70’s that we are seeing the biggest improvements and joy that is experienced by these age groups!
There is no doubt our niche is over 40’s – JC and I are in our 50’s and for me I have never been fitter and I didn’t start focussing on my health and exercising until I was 35. But still we hear “I go for a walk each day, I’m fit, I eat well” but we know this is not enough – underlying that is what we don’t see and won’t see until we are older and beginning to experience health issues such as muscle, bone strength and cardiovascular health declining.
Exercising to live healthier and longer is not just a walk or a once a week Yoga or group class – it’s getting out there minimum 3 – 5 times a week and doing something meaningful.
- Get your heart pounding – interval sets are proven to improve the heart and lungs, increase metabolism, or simply going for a quick walk, run (I recently read about a lady who is still running at 101 years of age and started when she was 93!). The key is to get your heart rate up and your blood flowing and your lungs working harder
- Stretch – Yoga, Pilates are always great and help build up strength too
- Strength & Conditioning – build up your strength be it your own body weight through to using barbells, hand weights – we have clients, women and men in their 60’s & 70’s, doing deadlifts and lifting weights and feeling stronger than ever before.
We ourselves personally incorporate all of the above in our week. My week looks something like Yoga on Mondays, Strength & Conditioning Class Wednesday, Thursday Bike Ride, Friday Boxing for Fitness Class, Saturday 5km Park Run (which is free!) and Sunday a family activity.
If you want more information or proof we are here ready to get you going so that you can live a fuller, happier life. We can change that – YOU can change that! Start exercising seriously, put some real effort in and yes to start there may be discomfort, its hard to breathe well, your muscles are sore afterwards, you are tired…then again even within a short period of time 6-12 weeks you will feel better, sleep better, be hungry and want to eat better and have more endurance to get through the day.
Below are just a few of the articles I have read this week..
Enjoy, I love sharing what we experience and helping to teach you to be fitter, healthier and happier!