Like it or not, if you're over 50, your body isn't the same as it was when you were a 30-year-old one, so you need exercise now more than ever. I exercise daily and really feel it if I miss a day. I exercise for 30mins each morning before I start my day. I find this sets my mind to success, health and improves my mobility. Exercise in the morning removes all stiffness from lying in bed.
As you know, and I know- you can't do the same things, at the same pace as you once did. This, of course, is understandable and very natural. Grumbling and complaining is not the way to approach it. But embracing your age and is and finding new ways to improve your mobility is. You may not want to hear this, but exercise is key to your independence and good quality of life as you age. For many people, this is no problem as they enjoy exercise. However, many others have not had the experience of incorporating exercise into their daily routine, so trying to exercise can be difficult. Whatever your past experience of exercise, I encourage you not to give up hope if you are not in the habit of exercise because you can change this by developing new well-habits. If You don't Move it- You will Lose it!
Our bodies were created to lift things and move. Our muscles are like rubber bands; if they are stretched, they remain healthy and flexible. However, if they are not stretched, they can contract and shorten. Muscles that have contracted are stiff, stiff muscles are painful muscles, painful muscles that are not used become weak. Muscles are created to support your bones and keep them safe. Weak muscles cannot support bones, so the bones become vulnerable to knocks and falls. So, exercise is so essential when at any age. The Secret The secret to fostering the habit of exercise to improve your mobility is to find an exercise you love doing because you're more likely to stick with something that you enjoy and look forward to doing.
You must build up your exercise steadily. If you push yourself too hard, to begin with, you can cause injury or unnecessary pain. If you hurt yourself, you will probably give up on the idea of exercise, and your mobility may decline.
Get started at home with a 10min workout that you can find on YouTube for free. Or exercise with friends or a group for support and encouragement. Put it in Your Planner. To create the habit of exercise, plan exercise into your diary to always make time for it. If you don't plan for it, the likelihood hood you will do it is nil.
Setting targets or goals will help to motivate you to get off the couch and do your 10 mins of exercise. Do you want to lose weight? Get fitter? Improve your mobility?
Make a goal, write it down, and ensure you move toward that.
Celebrate when you reach that goal – Great Job!
Particularly if you're over 50, for obvious reasons, it's wise to speak to your doctor before doing any new exercise. So, give it a go and enjoy the experience. Then, let me know how you get on with creating your exercise well- habit.
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