If you haven’t been exercising regularly you might be thinking about easy ways to maintain your fitness over 50. It is a fact that we age but that doesn’t mean that we should give up on exercise. Regular exercise is even more important as we age to 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 & Fabulous in no time and feeling so much more vibrant and alive.
The important thing is to take it slowly otherwise you may sustain an injury. Slow and steady build up is the way to go.
Easy ways to Maintain Your Fitness Over 50
A 30 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 or fitness barrier so why not give it a try.
A gentle form of exercise which enhances flexibility and balance, increased muscle strength and improves our mood.
Aquarobics or Swimming
Exercising in the water still gives you a workout but 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 PT 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. Why We Need to Do Strength Training
Cycling is another way to exercise although you 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 mix up your exercise and keep it fun that way you will be more likely to stick to it! Be Fit and Fabulous!