Get Your Body Moving
We’ve all heard the phrase “eat less move more.” And you know what? There’s a lot of science behind that statement. The problem is, as we age, it’s easy to grow sedentary and eat more while moving less. Exercise in your 50s and beyond is a crucial part of aging well, as both cardio and weight training are vital to maintaining muscle, bone, and heart strength.
Here’s a quick list of exercises to choose from:
- Weightlifting not only keeps your bones strong, it helps you burn calories as you sleep. Now, that’s a win-win!
- Walking needs to become your best friend as you age, and the more you walk the better. Set a timer on your phone and take a walk around the neighborhood. On cold days, head to the gym and jump on the treadmill. This is the number one exercise as you age, and it will keep those pesky pounds from accumulating year after year.
While it might sound too simple, there really is something to the mantra “eat less move more.” In your 50s and beyond, focus on gradually decreasing your calories (finding the right balance) and increasing your movement. This will make a big difference in your overall health.
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