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Working on fitness post 50s

Fitness is for everyone

Fitness is important, regardless of age and lifestyle. Better late than never is how it works. You can start working on fitness at any age. Even if you are septuagenarian, you still have a lot to gain from. Most people just give up after a certain age. Evidently, they put in a mental stop point. They just stop going to the gym or for a run. Nevertheless, it’s not supposed to be like that. We have people in many communities who are 60, 70 year old and still work on being fit. They have the fire them to keep going.

Why people stop going to the gym?

There are numerous causes why people hesitate to work on their fitness after a certain age. Firstly, there is fear of being embarrassed. They feel intimidated going to the gym or to start out. The fact is the more you expose yourself to the world, the more confident you get. Secondly, they stop going to the gym owing to lack of motivation. They just think what’s there to gain from fitness programs anymore.  A great way to solve that is to get a workout partner. It helps set combined goals and you enjoy some companionship along the way.

Choosing a workout partner

You must pick your workout partner carefully. You need someone whom you can relate too. You ideally want to avoid people from divergent age groups. It wouldn’t be comfortable for a 60 year old to partner with a 20 year old or vice versa. More often than not, the energy is lost rather gained. In middling age, you preferably want to train with people who are your age or slightly older. Your spouse can be a great partner, who is equally motivated. You can connect with them already and it certainly helps your training.

Why should you work on fitness post 50s?

You can become strong and flexible with training. That’s really important as you get older. To be able to travel and move is a gift. Above all, it is very important to enjoy those years. Moreover, you become an inspiration to your community. When you are having a body of a 30 year old in your 50s, people look up to you. Not just other people, it makes you believe in yourself more. On the sidelines, you can save up on medical bills. Your health and wellness is drastically improved when you are fit.

Knowing your limits

Obviously, you cannot be as fast as you were 20 year ago. You can’t be picking the same workouts you once did. But doing it to your level is important. Challenge yourself every day without pressurizing too much. Keeping yourself fit and healthy is all that matters. It’s not the contest for world’s strongest man/woman. It’s all about living healthy and enjoying life to the fullest. Find a trainer that suits you and inspires you. Work on your weaknesses and limitations cautiously. To keep going, you need to be able to enjoy your workouts.