5 easy fitness tips for people aged 55 and over
How to start your fitness trip.
Just because you get older, don't give you an excuse to give up physical form. You just have to ask Harry King , 81, a personal trainer at Fitness Planet in Greenville, in South Carolina. When he was only 50 years old, Harry received a diagnosis of arthritis, and a doctor suggested that he should limit the exercise to water training sessions. However, 30 years later, he trains other elderly people how to integrate low impact exercises in their lives. Here are five of his best advice for people over 55 who want to be healthy and active.
1 Set your goals
The first thing is the first: creating a plan, suggests Harry. "Determine your goals and identify your limits," he says. "It helps work towards something, and setting minor goals can be useful for daily victories."
2 Stay in low impact exercises
If you are over 55, you should probably not start with CrossFit or F45 lessons. "Use low impact training," recommends Harry. "Coherence is essential and low impact training such as walking, a stationary bicycle or rowing are effective and easy for joints."
3 Find a training boyfriend
There are many reasons why finding a training boyfriend is a great idea. "This maintains high morale and keeps you responsible for presenting yourself each time," said Harry.
4 Focus on form and technique
Understanding the correct technique is crucial, says Harry. "Especially with the muscles that can easily be drawn or the joints aged, the technique is the most important step in the exercise in a beneficial way." Resist the urge to rush into your training and pay attention to each movement. "We want to become stronger and not hurt ourselves in the process!"
5 Start today
Start your health plan today and don't let your age be an excuse. "Understand that it is never too late to start a fitness trip!" Harry concludes.