Fitness Tips for the Over 50s

If you are fast approaching your 50th birthday, you can no longer take physical fitness as a given; those extra pounds are a reflection of easy living and you need to stay active. If you are a career-minded person, time is precious and it can be a challenge to stick with that daily workout and it is easy to talk yourself out of the session.

Here are a few fitness tips for the over 50s.

  • Weight loss – If you are overweight, there are many diet and exercise programs out there; it is worth noting that we are all unique individuals and what works for one might not be suitable for another. Experiment until you find a lifestyle that works for you and always stay active.
  • Take a daily supplement – Search online to locate a Melbourne supplement store and order 3 months’ supply of an A-Z supplement. This contains the essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs and after a few weeks, it will be second nature to take the supplement first thing in the morning, which boosts your immune system and gives you extra energy.
  • Partake in sports – Working out can be boring, especially solo; get into a sport and you get more from the experience. Golf is ideal if you have the time, playing 9 holes on a Sunday morning is a great workout, especially without a buggy, while some like nothing more than a gruelling session on the squash court; playing sports offers many health benefits.
  • Fresh fruit & vegetables – You don’t need to walk down the aisles of supermarkets to get fresh fruit & veg; Google ‘organic farms near me’ and order from a local organic farm, that deliver to all parts of NSW. You can enjoy a smoothie every morning, which is super-healthy and with organic produce in your diet, you won’t lack any of the essentials your body needs.
  • The importance of warming up and down – Prior to commencing your workout, it is important to warm up your muscles; failure to do so can lead to pulling a muscle and the same goes for post-workout warming down, rather than going from very active to a complete halt.
  • Set fitness goals – Unless you happen to be super-fit at all times, you need to set some fitness goals, it might be weight-related, or you might want to beat your PB in your chosen sport. If you’re one of those people who lacks the self-discipline for a serious workout, hiring a personal trainer will fix that! Click here to find out about the symptoms of ADHD.
  • Take up yoga – This ancient Eastern practice offers spiritual, mental and physical benefits; check out a few YouTube videos on yoga, which should spark your interest enough for you to give it a try! Yoga is known to reduce stress and those who practice on a daily basis report that they have a calmer disposition and a positive outlook on life.

Once you reach that magical half a century, it is time to focus on overall health & well-being, then you are able to enjoy the mature years of your life.