Senior Physical Fitness: “I’ll Get Started Next Week”

Sure, you can do that, but putting off starting a physical fitness program, and senior physical fitness, is probably what got you in the condition you are in now!

There Is Hope!

There is a recent Swiss study that shows people who put off regular exercise until they hit the age of 50 can still attain an improved level of senior physical fitness, but it takes years longer for the beneficial effects to kick in. And, there are a good number of positive effects of a physical exercise program that you realize earlier in life, that you will not see as you are aging. Other studies show that people who just do a simple stretching program every day have:

• Healthier arteries;

• Better circulation;

• Improved muscle tone;

• Better mental health;

• And, better overall cardiovascular fitness.

Aging IS going to happen to everyone! Sorry if you thought you were exempt! I know that I was hoping that I would be! Healthy aging, or how you age, and what your senior physical fitness level becomes, is your decision, not your doctor’s, or anyone else’s, it is yours alone. Why not make it just another enjoyable process in this incredible life? You can do it, we’ll help as much as we can with information on our site: Your good health is our goal, and our mission, period.

SO, physical fitness and building muscle and seeing quick results, definitely IS much easier when you are younger, and you can just build on the foundation you laid as you are aging. But, what if you were not that interested in working out and doing all of that other stuff when you were younger, I mean, after all, it was a lot of work! Well, now that you are older and wiser (right?), it may be time to take control, improved your physical fitness as a senior, rather than just hand yourself over to the medical community. Don’t get me wrong, western medicine has it’s place, just make sure it doesn’t take up residence at your place!

Is It Too Late For Me?

You will be happy to know that it is never too late to get started, even if you are in your 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s, different levels of senior physical fitness is possible. It’s about attitude. No matter what level of physical activity you start with, you will still benefit. No, you will probably not look like you are a buff 20 year old, but you will see gradual improvements in many areas of your health.

Yes, it does take longer to see results, I could go into a lengthy explanation as to why, but just look at yourself as a car; when you were younger, you were like a high performance muscle car, just plain unstoppable! Well, even muscle cars wear down after awhile, they lose compression, maybe don’t ride as well, the transmission makes noise, they develop unexplained “misses” as the engine is running, the exhaust system wears out, the lights aren’t as bright, you know---kind of like us!

Unlike a car, we can’t do a total rebuild of our engine, or rewire our electrical system, or install new "lights" so we can see better. What we can do is maintenance, and let our body respond. Something that you DO want is simple exercise programs that get results. (Click here for some examples.)

Combine a regular exercise program with good nutrition, be consistent, and you will see results. You don’t need to go off the deep end with an exercise program, but you do want to be serious and steady. It’s YOUR life, why not make it the best you can!

Exercise at least 15 to 30 minutes each day. Fitness Walk as much as you can every day.

We are Complex

Senior physical fitness, and health and wellness are not simple. For every action we do, whether it is good for us or not, there is an effect on our health. Our body is complex, and we have more involved systems than the most modern computer. We can’t be duplicated—how incredible is that!? We have miles of nerves, miles of blood vessels, and trillions of cells, all of which work in harmony. Taking care of this “body complex” DOES take some work on our part.

Our body works so well, that we never seem to give it any attention until something goes wrong. Then, what do we do? We take it to someone else to fix it.

Have you ever taken your car in to get work done on it because you didn’t know how to fix it, and the mechanic that you took it to—“took you”, and just started replacing parts—at your expense, until he found the part that fixed the problem? That seems to be what most people do with their health when something goes wrong. In some cases when that happens, there has been irreparable damage done, and you get something like a pharmaceutical drug that covers up the problem, much like patching a tire, it just doesn’t totally take care of the problem, it’s just a temporary band-aid.

I’m kind of “leaning” on cars here, since we are all familiar with them, and, it’s a fact that we take better care of, and spend more money on our cars than we do taking care of the vehicle that we “drive” non-stop for 70, 80, 90 or more years: our body. Even the gas we put in our cars is important for it to run correctly. If you use junk gas, you will be stuck on the side of the road before you know it. If you don’t put oil in the engine, it will seize, or freeze up.

Doesn’t It Make Sense?

Doesn't it make sense to at least make sure we are doing all we can for our body and health so that we don’t have a break down on the side of life’s road?

The "tow truck" for us, when your “body vehicle” breaks down, is the ambulance that will take you to the hospital!

What's This All About?

My intention is for you to enjoy our site, take the action steps at the end of most pages, and hopefully find some common ground through my stories that will give you a better understanding, and appreciation of your incredible life, the value of your health, and encourage you to do the best that you can to make it an enjoyable one to your last breath.

I know that I have only scratched the surface, but as the saying goes: “every journey starts with one step.” For more information that will help you with your health and with your life, feel free to cruise around our site and see what’s new, and what information is relevant for you.

If there is a subject you would like to see on the site, fill out the contact us form, and let me know. If you do contact me with a “hot topic” you want covered, I will do my best to do the research and put it together for you, and for others who have an equal interest.

Action Steps You Can Take Right Now

1. Look into joining a gym or YMCA:

2. See if there are programs to fit your age and physical health and abilities, and a physical trainer you can talk to:

3. Look at your Diet and Nutrition, learn more about Healthy Foods to Eat:

4. Look at quality Vitamin supplements (Contact us for the best, most absorbable source):

5. Start a simple Stretching program right now, and continue it every day:

6. Look into starting to Fitness Walk, get the correct shoes first, and read my section on Correct Posture to maintain while you walk:

7. Make out a progress sheet that includes your weight, blood pressure, pulse rate at rest, how deeply you breathe, etc.:

8. See if there is anyone you know who is also interested in getting into better shape and improving their health, talk to them and tell them what you have in mind. Team up:

9. Look at our Natural Remedies section, and go through the rest of our site for useful information in plain simple straight forward English---with no hype!

10. Be consistent with your new program. Make it a habit. It takes an average of 30 to 60 days to create a new habit, so be patient with yourself!

11. If you like, let me know what you are doing, and what your results are. It is encouraging to others when they see someone, a real person, not just an advertising ploy, getting real results through a simple exercise program.

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