Fitness for Women in their 50's

Page content

By the time you reach your 50’s, you have developed an outlook on life that is almost unchangeable. Gone are the days where you feel immortal, as now you enter a decade of your life where aging is an every day concern. As a woman in your 50’s, you have come to the realization that aging is something you can not control, nor are the health effects associated with it. Fortunately for you, this is a myth. Just because you are in your 50’s does not mean that you can not control the process of aging, or how fast it succumbs you. You are your life’s leader, and are in control of your lifestyle. While you can not stop the clock or the calendar from moving forward, you can control how the effects of time effect you. And the time to start is today!

Begin Reversing the Signs of Aging Today!

Does it seem like some people are aging slower than you? If it does, it’s not in your head. Science has shown us that we are able to alter the rates at which our bodies progress through the years. We do this by eating right and maintaining regular exercise programs. In your 50’s, you can slow down, and in some cases, even reverse the effects of aging, and the answer is not going to come out of an Oil of Olay bottle. It will come by initiating and staying on a program for fitness in your 50’s.

In a study conducted at the University of South Carolina on folks between the ages of 56 and 87, changes in the aging process were observed just 6 weeks after incorporating exercise into their daily routine. This study proved that no matter when you begin exercise in your life, you CAN exact change.

Health Concerns in Your 50’s

You may be at an age where you are already facing health concerns. Concerns such as high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis, and the side effects of menopause may already be playing a role in your life, or be threatening to. The good news is that you can combat these health concerns through regular exercise. The sooner you begin cardiovascular programs, the sooner you will lower your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease.

By implementing some weight-bearing exercises, you also reduce your risks of osteoporosis and the effects of menopause. And no, you don’t have to sign up at the gym and become a champion competitor overnight. By performing simple routines in the comfort of your own home you can begin the process of reversing the signs of aging today.

What Exercises Can You Start Today?

Stair walking is a very easy exercise to do that you can do at your own pace. This is a weight bearing exercise, that will also improve your cardiovascular function as well if you walk the stairs at a brisk pace. Start slowly and move faster, and after a week or two, you will find that you can zoom up and down those stairs faster than your youngest niece or nephew.

You can accomplish the same results with activities such as washing your car, taking a Yoga class, doing some gardening, or taking a bike ride. The key is to find the activity that you like the most and do it as often as you can. Being active and staying active will become a daily routine when you are doing something you enjoy.

Combat the Nasty Side Effects of Menopause!

Researchers at Lafayette Clinic in Detroit have found that deep-paced breathing is a key in the reduction of the uncomfortable effects of hot flashes in menopause. If you can teach yourself to breath deeply and evenly in these regular activities, you will begin to notice that your hot flashes are occurring less and less frequently. If you are unsure how to do this, take a beginner’s Yoga class to learn how to breathe during exercise, and how to incorporate this into your daily life.

When you take on these new activities, you will begin to notice changes right away. You will have more energy, sleep better, and feel better all around. Your cardiovascular system will begin to improve, and you will already begin the process of reducing your risk of heart disease. As you notice changes to your cardiovascular system, you will notice that those uncomfortable side effects of menopause will begin to lessen. By making these few simple changes, you will become healthier, happier, and see how yes, you can control the aging process!

Be Fit Over 50

Health in Your 50’s