We are aging. We can’t change that fact. But we do have a choice: we can take responsibility for the condition of our bodies, or we can let time whittle away at our strength, mobility and stamina. Almost every one of our clients here at our personal training studio have chosen to take responsibility. They want their bodies to be strong as they age, because they know their strength and conditioning will be a significant factor for how they live their lives in the future. The more well-conditioned, the higher the probability of retaining mobility and leading an active life.
Fitness takes courage, conviction, and faith
This is one of my favorite sayings. These words fire me up and make me recommit to bringing my “A game” to my fitness journey. Challenging your muscles and your cardiovascular system is not a cake walk. It takes a great deal of effort, and many times it is plain uncomfortable. But if you refuse to let your inertia have its way, taking care of your body is one of the best anti-aging strategies around!
- Will you need to get out of your comfort zone? YES!
- Will you need to be declare to yourself and those around you that this is your priority? YES!
- Will you need to trust the process and be confident in your body? YES!
Take a full body approach to exercise!
Make sure you take a well rounded approach to fitness in your “slightly” older years. From a strength training perspective, this means to work all of the major muscles in the body at least two times a week. For your cardiovascular system, you want to get 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise each week. (If you are well-conditioned, you can train more intensely for 75 minutes a week.) And as you exercise, be good to your joints. Build strength and range of motion in your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles. Being mobile in your spine is also important – e.g, being able to twist and bend.
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Nutrition becomes more important as we get older!
And not just from a weight management perspective. Proper nutrition keeps our tissues healthy and supple and can reduce joint pain and inflammation. Eating whole (unprocessed) foods is key. And getting those daily portions of your vegetables will keep your metabolism humming. Our bodies need high quality nutrients to stay young and healthy. Healthy nutrition also helps us feel and look good.
Be kind to your tissues too!
The layer of tissue right under our skin (called fascia) is vital to our overall health. Our fascia links all of our muscles together and supports our organs. Fascia gets sticky as we get older. Repetitive movements, poor posture, and injuries can cause scar tissue to build up in our fascia. Proper nutrition, drinking water, exercise, the right amount of sleep, and keeping our stress levels in check help maintain the health of these tissues. Stretching, massage, and small gentle exercises can improve the quality of our fascia and keep us moving freely and without pain.
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Strand Fitness is a personal training studio in Downtown Wheaton, serving Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Winfield, & Chicago Western Suburbs. To learn more about how Strand Fitness can help you reach your fitness goals, contact Pam (630-653-8152) and schedule your free fitness consultation.
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