Over 50? Anti Aging Fitness

Gale 1st place Muscle Beach

Gale: 1st place at Muscle Beach at 53

Let’s face it, no one wants to get old and most people really don’t like thinking about slowing down and losing strength and vitality. But it happens. We don’t generally have control over how it happens or when, but we can certainly do our best to slow down the aging process and stay fit and healthy. What does that really mean, though? If you follow my blog, and since you’re reading this, I can safely assume you do, then you know I’m evangelical in my health and fitness beliefs. Staying fit for life is a combination of all components; when examined individually, they all make sense. Put them together and you have a recipe for a long, happy, healthy life.

5 Anti Aging Fitness Components

  1. Nutrition: Eating right makes sense. Choose healthy, nutritious foods that fuel your daily living. Consume 5 small meals a day. Pick lean, clean proteins, vitamin packed fruits and vegetables, healthy fats in moderation and complex carbs. Allow yourself a splurge every once in a while because this is your nutrition for life, not your diet for the next month.
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Eric, 52

2. Cardio: You know the drill. 45 – 60 minutes of cardio at least 4 times a week. Keeps your heart and lungs healthy. Keeps your metabolism revved up. Keeps you feeling and looking great.

3. Exercise: Weight bearing exercise has been proven time and again to be the single best type of exercise for staying healthy and reversing aging. Your bones grow more brittle and less dense over time. No other exercise can help prevent this better than weight lifting. Not yoga, not cross-fit, not cardio barre or other classes. Good old weight training. The National Osteoporosis Foundation states that there are two types of exercises that are important for building and maintaining bone density: weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises. Establishing a healthy pattern of weight training earlier in life can help ensure a lifetime of healthy bones and strong muscles.

stitching milf4. Stretching: As we age, it’s even more important to maintain flexibility, good posture and balance. Stretching helps with all of these and improves range of motion which can decrease the risk of injuries. It also increases blood flow throughout your body, which is crucial to muscles, ligaments, organs and tissues. Our bodies tend to feel more brittle as we get older, so staying flexible can combat the brittleness.

5. Sleep: Never underestimate the power of sleep. If there’s one easy thing you can do for yourself it’s getting a good night’s sleep. Setting yourself up for a solid 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep is simple. Go to bed the same time every night. Set your TV to record your favorite late night shows and watch them the following day. Create a relaxing environment in your bedroom and turn OFF your phones and digital devices long before you plan to sleep. Every study I’ve read shows that looking at your phones, tablets, computers and even TVs right before going to sleep actually disrupts sleep patterns and prevents you from getting a complete night’s sleep. Best to relax with a good book instead.

Creating a pattern of health now will set you up for the long run. Contact me today to create a long-term fitness and nutrition plan that’s right for you. I offer personal training in Los Angeles and online personal training anywhere on Earth. Don’t wait until it’s too late.  Yes, it can be too late.

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