There are a variety of ways you can engage in aerobic exercise: walk, swim, run, cycle, dance, hike, paddle — the list goes on. The only exercise where the number of participants increases with age is walking. Speed matters and intervals help a lot — all topics discussed at length in Fitness Beyond 50: Turn Back the Clock.
Regular strength training is a beneficial also. Combined aerobics and strength training can prevent such problems as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, osteopenia, sarcopenia, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Aerobics in particular has a big impact against the development of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s — it’s the best medicine for these problems that are associated with age.
Combine aerobics and strength training with a healthy diet, and you’ll soon see a new, slimmer you. Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing the results of your lifestyle changes.
Regardless of whether you currently exercise regularly or not, Fitness Beyond 50: Turn Back the Clock provides the education (the “why”) plus the motivation (how to get going and stay going) that will help you stick with a program.