Santa Monica Personal Trainer Tips for Over 50 Fitness

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Anyone who has reached that magic age can tell you that over 50 fitness is different than under 50 fitness. As a Santa Monica Personal Trainer, I know that the over 50 body changes require longer recovery times, a more consistent work out schedule and a better diet. No longer can we just ignore what we eat, how much we sleep and run 5 miles tomorrow.

Getting Started

Part of getting started means starting slower. Always spend some time warming up to get your muscles prepared. This will help prevent injuries that can keep you from your regular exercise. Warming up could be as simple as a brisk walk or a few easy aerobic exercises. Once the blood is flowing and your joints have loosened up it is time to exercise.

Consistent Work Out Schedule

As we get older it takes longer for our bodies to get back into shape. As a result it is important to have a consistent work out schedule that works toward realistic goals. If you are training for a specific event, such as a run, give yourself extra time to train. If you are using weights as part of your program make sure you are using the proper form when lifting. Older joints are more prone to injury and many people overlook warming up when they lift weights.

Using a consistent regular training program will ensure that your goals are reached and that you can make adjustments to your training as needed. Consider adding a new exercise such as swimming to keep the routine fun. Swimming is one of the best exercises because of its low impact and the resistance of the water.

Once the work out is complete be sure to spend some time cooling down and stretching out. Muscles lose flexibility as we age and this simple step helps improve recovery time. Allow more time between intense workouts to allow muscles to recover.

Eating Right

Unfortunately people over 40 can have a more difficult time with weight gain because of slower metabolism.  Of course regular exercise helps with this, but it is also important to make good food choices. Work with a medical or nutrition professional to review your current diet and make changes as directed. Never start a new exercise program without checking with a medical professional first.

Individuals over 50 who want to get in shape and stay healthy need to follow a program of regular exercise and proper diet. For more information on a program that is right for you contact us.

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