New Year, Old You? - Fit Training Blog for Women 40, 50 and Beyond
The end of the first quarter of 2016 is fast approaching.
Is this year turning out the way you have planned? Or, is it simply a New Year with and "old you"?
Is your body "Old"? Normal aging, it turns out isn't "normal" at all, and you can change a lot of what happens, like:
- Maximal heart rate going down, and resting rate and blood pressure going up- It doesn't have to! Get that cardiovascular exercise going!
- Fat mass going up, and lean muscle mass going down- It doesn't have to! Pick up those heavy weights and lift!
- Flexibility loss as well as bone mass decreasing- It doesn't have to! Stretch and strengthen!
- Balance and reaction time slowing way down- It doesn't have to! Do some balance exercises and get involved in activities that keep your mind sharp.
JoAnn is a vital 70 something who lives life to the fullest. She is a widow and was caretaker for both her parents before they passed at 95 and 97. Along the way she realized her health was at risk when we met and began a conservative strengthening and balance program.
Now, she smiles through her days and has rediscovered many of the sports she loved - especially swimming and golf. She's definitely defying her age and defining how it goes.
You can do that too. No need to believe that aging is a process of physical and mental demise. You can be stronger today and even fitter tomorrow.
Why not be able to say... New Year? New Me! Need help? Give me a call.