Being a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor since 2002, I have learned that exercise (besides good nutrition) truly is the most important thing you can do to slow down the aging process, improve mental clarity and over-all good health. As I'm getting older and now relying more on wisdom that comes with experience, I am also learning that the type of exercise that one does needs to evolve in order to honor the changes we go through as we age. I know I can't use the same workout I did when I was in my 20's and 30's! At this point, I train smarter, not harder!
I love the phrase "fun sweaty activity." I feel that it's more important to have fun while you're active, making it feel less like some boring, laborious task. Activities such as going for a walk with a friend or hike in the woods, trying Yoga classes, Zumba or simply dancing to fun music, playing with your kids, or even gardening can feel less like work and more like fun! If you're into more intense classes offered at a fitness center, try Bootcamp, HIIT, Cross-Fit, Kickboxing-and mix it up to keep your body guessing!
If you live in the Pike County area, you can check out classes where I and other talented instructors teach at www.DamienRocheFitness.com.