Fit After Fifty

Staying fit after fifty can improve your mood, help you sleep better, and lead a long, fully functional, healthy life. Whether you are into running, biking, hiking or walking, the key to staying fit after 50 is to keep moving. So, if you are looking for some inspiration and have no idea where to start, below we offer some tips on how to stay active.

 Make Weight Training A Part of your Lifestyle

The CDC recommends anyone regardless of age, get at least 2 days a week of muscle strengthening activities. The key to making it a part of your lifestyle, is to find a style that you like. Whether it is HITT training at Orange Theory or full body workouts at Pure Barre finding a style that resonates with you is key to making it a part of your lifestyle. Remember, being strong helps you have a higher quality of life, for longer. After all, what good is living to age 90 if you can’t do the things you enjoy doing?

Make Cardio A Part of your Daily Life

Not only does regular cardio help you maintain a good weight, it can also improve your health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults regardless of age, get at least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week (30 minutes 5 days a week). The key here is to move more and sit less. Aim for the recommended activity level but be as active as you are able. You will find that when you do incorporate cardio into your daily life, you’ll feel better, stronger and happier than you did not doing it.