Did you know you are Never too old to get into Exercise?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Personalised Training

Did you know you are Never  too old to get into Exercise?

The secret is to find an activity that is fun, supportive and challenging.  If you start today, in a month you will feel stronger, fitter and improved some aches and pains.  Your joints will love you.

Knee pain affects two thirds of women over 50 and is often brought on by osteoarthritis but this needn’t  prevent you from exercising.   Aqua aerobics and swimming are great if you have osteoarthritis as they will improve your fitness without straining the joints.  Gentle exercise, strength training using light weights or just your body and cycling can also help strengthen your muscles and sometimes alleviate pain.

If you think you are too unfit to start exercising, the important thing is to find a someone like a Personal Trainer who can help you and adjust your exercise to suit your level.

75% of women are afraid of gyms.  But you don’t have to join a gym to get fit.  You can walk, swim or dance or do any other activity that gets you moving and having fun.  Find a buddy to join with you as you are more likely to stick to it.

A Canadian study also found 41% of women over 60 avoid exercise as they are afraid of falling but regular exercise can build balance, strength, stamina and flexibility and massively reduce your risk of falling.  Weight training, yoga, pilates and tai chi are all especially effective

If you find something you love that keeps you moving, you won’t find exercise a chore.  Examples are bushwalking, dancing, gardening, bowling, hiking, playing outdoors with children.