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Health & Fitness: You Can Stay Fit After 50


By Kim Duke, NETA & AAFA Certified Trainer

I have so many clients who are over 50, and some just over 40, who feel that they no longer can get in great shape and need to settle for the status quo.

To those clients, I say, if you have a green light from your doctor to exercise, then let’s go!

Hire a trainer. If that’s not in the cards for you, then try a number of group fitness classes until you find one that you like. Then LOCK it into your schedule three times per week.

Supplement your workouts with 30-45 minutes of walking, hiking, snowshoeing or skiing on three other days of the week.  On the seventh day, you rest.

Then, keep your head focused and plow through this routine for a month with no showing up late, no cancelling and no bailing early. Re-evaluate the program and the process.

TO BE CLEAR, there is a nutrition component that needs to be dealt with as well, but that’s another article!  But follow these quick guidelines: make sure you eat breakfast; make sure you eat within 60 minutes of the end of your workout; make sure you drink at least as many ounces of water as you weigh in pounds, and make sure to DO YOUR BEST to get eight hours of sleep a night. Hey, a trainer’s gotta dream!

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