Exercise and Fitness After 50

As we age, it becomes more of a temptation to slow down and taken it easy. Most of us lead very busy lives with work and family obligations, and exercise is just one more thing we have to make room for in an already overcrowded schedule. Joining a gym can be expensive, not to mention the embarrassment of having to parade around in skimpy workout clothes. Never fear, I have some workout tips that will make exercise and fitness after 50 not only enjoyable, but also pleasing to a pinched pocketbook.

I read an interesting article that suggested combining a favorite activity with exercise. For example, listen to your favorite music while lifting weights. Hit the mall and window shop while you’re doing laps. Pull out your camera and take some photographs on a nature hike. Do you like to exercise in a group? Join a yoga class. You’ll be exercising your body while meeting some new people.

Just to be on the safe side, consult your doctor before undertaking any exercise program, especially if you have pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes.

There is no reason exercise and fitness after 50 has to be boring. By combining exercise with activities that you enjoy, you’ll look forward to your workouts and be improving your health at the same time.

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