Can you believe it? Neither can BoomerCafé contributor Lorie Eber of Irvine, California. A Gerontologist and certified personal trainer, Lori looks great at 60 and stays very active.
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Bravo to all of you who are above 50-years-old and already in shape. You are way ahead of the power curve, but it is important to train smart as you age in order to decrease the chances of nagging injuries that could sideline you for weeks or months. The key to longevity is to focus on more flexibility training as well as start adding some non-impact aerobic activity. Flexibility programs like yoga or even a daily stretching plan is recommended and will get you well on your way to building more flexible joints. Non-impact aerobic activities like swimming, biking, rowing, roller-blading, and elliptical gliding are great forms of cardiovascular exercise. These activities will help you burn calories and fat, build muscle, and strengthen bones while protecting the joints from unnecessary pounding.
As we age plan on making swimming and yoga a near-daily routine. The zero-gravity effects of swimming and yoga make them ideal ways to maintain cardiovascular health and joint fitness. Your fitness program can still involve lifting, PT, and running, but being more flexible will make you less susceptible to injuries that could sideline you for several weeks
For Those Out of Shape -- How to Get Started
For those of you who are trying to get started with a fitness routine -- whether its your first time ever or if you've taken a few decades of vacation from a fitness routine -- there is hope as long as you can fit fitness into your schedule. In only minutes a day, you can go from being sedentary to a higher fitness level. Stomach size is an early indicator of many preventable diseases to include diabetes, and other ailments as hypertension, high blood pressure, high cholesterol to name a few. Want to be strong, healthy, and happy, and feel 10 years younger? Then
try these exercises or read this article
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