Today as I hit 40 (Happy Birthday Me!) I contemplate where I am in my life as I think most people do when they hit a ‘significant’ age.
It was only the other day I realised that the vast majority of my clients are either a few years younger than myself or in their 40’s,50’s and 60’s and I think that’s brilliant as many of them would put someone a lot younger to shame.
Ok so I’m 40 but I’m fit at 40 and I’ve never been healthier. I believe that we should all strive to keep our fitness levels up and indeed improve them as we get older. It’s never too late to become active.I realised that the vast majority of my clients are either a few years younger than myself or in their 40’s,50’s and 60’s and I think that’s brilliant as many of them would put someone a lot younger to shame.
Exercise has many benefits apart from the obvious and In addition to enhancing your quality of life and ability to pursue your interests, physical activity for adults of any age plays an important role in preventing health problems and managing those common disorders that might already be present such as diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and elevated cholesterol.
Even if you’ve never been active, it’s never too late to reap the many health benefits of regular exercise. Regular exercise strengthens the heart and muscles, boosts energy and endurance. It also helps control blood sugar and cholesterol levels and works as a natural mood elevator. Being sedentary raises the risk for developing such serious health conditions as diabetes and heart disease.
No matter if your weight is in a healthy range, regular exercise is key for maintaining good health and to reduce health risks. One recent study showed that physically fit overweight people had significantly lower health risks than thin, sedentary people. An inactive lifestyle raises your risk for developing serious health conditions, including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease.
If you do embark on a return or your first venture into fitness then make sure you incorporate some strength training or resistance training which is a great way to help preserve muscle tissue and bone health. Adults lose 4-6 lbs. of muscle tissue per decade, which means a significant loss of body strength and a lower resting metabolism.
So if you’re in you’re 40’s,50’s,60’s,70’s (you get the idea) or even if your in your 20’s (I’m not biased) and have had thoughts about getting fitter then its still not too late, in fact it’s never too late.
If you would like to see how this 40 year old fitness guru can help you then contact me now
P.S Happy Birthday Me!