Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at Fitness Specialist here in Odessa, Texas. In part one of this blog, we started talking about some tips for staying fit over the age of 50. The word “fit” can mean different things to every. To some, this means staying at a reasonable weight, while to others it means having a great six pack. Whatever your definition is, we’ll provide you with some helpful tips to get there.
Around our 40s is the age we start to avoid looking at the scale as much as possible. It’s time to turn that on its head and start looking at the scale again! Besides, how will you know you’re making progress if you don’t look at a scale?
Oftentimes at this age, we avoid working out because it feels like we’re going at it alone. Although some people are able to work harder and accomplish more by themselves, others need the accompaniment of friends. Ask a friend if they’d be willing to join you on your new fitness quest.
Possibly one of the biggest issues people face over the age of 50 is finding the energy they need to do their workout. One of the causes for this is the reduction in hormones as we age. Not only will low hormone levels cause us to be tired more often, but we’ll also begin to feel other negative symptoms like a loss of appetite, change in mood, and more. If you’re struggling with any of these problems over the age of 50, it might be worth taking a trip to a dietitian or the endocrinologist.
If you’re having trouble garnering a passion for exercising, you may want to start a sport. There are lots of sports out there that are great for people over 50. Ultimate frisbee, golf, and softball are all great options that will keep you active and allow you to meet a few people in the process.
As you’re well aware at this point, nothing comes easy in life. If staying in shape and maintaining a great workout routine is important to your over the age of 50, you’ll be able to make it happen just by having the drive and the focus to do it. If you’re still struggling to maintain your schedule, be sure to talk with a friend or fitness trainer who can help.
Sometimes the easiest way to maintain your motivation for working out is to simply bring the gym to you. This way, you’ll avoid having to pay expensive gym memberships, making a trip to the gym, and work around other people while you’re exercising. You need a viable option for high-quality and affordable gym equipment in Odessa and Fitness Specialist is your answer! Give us a call today or browse our inventory of fitness equipment. We’d be glad to hear from you!