Let’s face it, in southwest Florida, our seniors’ look and feel a lot younger! Every day you can see people of all ages walking, riding bikes, roller blading beginning early in the morning and going into the late evening.
Staying fit is a priority to many of our residents. Many have retired only to find themselves exercising more than they ever did when they were younger – Proof that there IS fitness after 50. Age is just a number, but how we feel chronologically on the inside is influenced by our attitude and to some degree, by choice.
Granted, the challenges and goals are different after 50, both physically and psychologically. There are hormonal and gender related issues as well as nutritional issues that we may encounter. This just means that we are required to tweak and adapt our health and fitness plans along the way.
The bottom line is that with a few ongoing adjustments, a realistic mindset, proper nutritional habits and proper fitness training and technique, we can work our way into a healthier, happier, more fit version of ourselves moving forward.