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Exercise for People Over 60: Start Here

Portrait of fitness woman in doing yoga. Female trainer with student practicing Vrikshasana. Tree Pose with hands in Namaste gesture at gym. If you are over the age of 60 and want to get started with an exercise program, you have come to the right place. As a personal trainer who has helped many people over the age of 60 throughout the Pacific Northwest, I know that it’s never too late to get started with an exercise program. Plus, it will help you feel better, look better and keep you moving and enjoying your senior years. There are a lot of good reasons for you to get started with an exercise program over the age of 60. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as an older adult, getting regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Being physically active will help reduce your risks of getting diseases, help slow the aging process, and keep you more independent as you continue to age. If you are ready to get started ...
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The Way to Exercise for Older Men and See Results

Senior man in health club If you are an older man who wants to see some results from your exercise efforts, you have come to the right place. As a personal trainer in the Pacific Northwest, I have helped many men to reach their exercise goals. I’ve helped many people to get healthy, get fit, and live a better quality of life. I can help you, too! Exercise is a beautiful thing. When you stick to it and are committed, you will see some great results. Most of the time, when people are not seeing results from their exercise efforts it’s because they are not sticking to them, being committed, or at times challenging themselves. That’s where I come in and help to kick things up a notch. Here are some tips for ways that exercise for older men can help them see results: First, it’s important to make sure you are in okay health in order to have an exercise program. Before starting a program it’s always ideal to check with your doctor just to make sure you get the ...
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The Best Ways to Achieve Weight Loss for Men Over 50

Fit man lifting heavy barbell at the gym If you are a man over 50 and want to lose weight, you are not alone. Many men wake up over the age of 50 and decide it’s time to finally do something about the love handles, flabby belly, and lack of muscle. Well, if that’s you, then you have come to the right place. I have helped many people over the age of 50 throughout the Pacific Northwest, and I can help you, too. As a personal trainer who specializes in helping those over the age of 50 to get and stay fit, I have assisted many people in reaching their weight loss and fitness goals. It’s important to realize that once you pass the age of 30, you began losing about a pound of muscle per year. That muscle was replaced with fat if you were not active, and you also may have slowly started gaining more weight as the years went by and your metabolism slowed down. Well, you can change all that! Even being over 50, you can still ...
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The Best Tips About Exercise for People Over 50

Portrait of cheerful aged woman in fitness wear exercising with red dumbbells in park. Sometimes my clients tell me that turning 50 or 60 just crept up on them. They were cruising along and all of sudden they hit that age and were kind of shocked. Some of them had been physically active throughout their adult lives, but others had not been very active. The good news is that it’s never too late to get started with being physically active and getting regular exercise. If you are over 50 and have been living a sedentary lifestyle, it’s a good idea to check with your doctor before beginning any regular exercise routine. Most people will get the thumbs up and you will be ready to go. Getting plenty of exercise, especially when you are over the age of 50, is important to your long-term health. It can help you to remain more mobile, help fend off some common diseases, and keep you feeling and looking better into your golden years. Plus, it will give you the energy you need to keep up ...
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The Best Ways to Achieve Weight Loss for Men Over 50

African American Man Using Digital Tablet At Home Smiling At Camera If you are a man over 50 and want to lose weight, you are not alone. Many men wake up over the age of 50 and decide it’s time to finally do something about the love handles, flabby belly, and lack of muscle. Well, if that’s you, then you have come to the right place. I have helped many people over the age of 50 throughout the Pacific Northwest, and I can help you, too. As a personal trainer who specializes in helping those over the age of 50 to get and stay fit, I have assisted many people in reaching their weight loss and fitness goals. It’s important to realize that once you pass the age of 30, you began losing about a pound of muscle per year. That muscle was replaced with fat if you were not active, and you also may have slowly started gaining more weight as the years went by and your metabolism slowed down. Well, you can change all that! Even being over 50, ...
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Fitness for Older Women: The Best Workouts for Your Age Group

Relaxing after the workout Once women get over the age of 50 or 60, they often begin to pay more attention to their fitness routine. Some may have never paid much attention to fitness, others may have been happily plugging along throughout the years with one. Either way, they realize that for older women there are some changes that take place, and it may be time to take another look at their fitness plan. Fitness is always important, but even more for older women. It’s important to stay physically active. Not only will it help you to be healthier, but it will keep you mentally feeling better, and you will be able to get around better despite the years coming and going. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults need to get 2.5 hours of moderate intensity exercise per week, such as brisk walking, or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity, such as running. But it doesn’t stop there. In addition to the cardio, you should also be engaging in muscle strengthening activities at least twice ...
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Aging is Not Your Kryptonite

Senior man in health club Many people have this notion that when they hit age 60 their kryptonite steps in front of them and slows them down. Believe me when I say that aging is not your kryptonite! The only way that aging slows you down is if you choose to let it slow you down. You have the choice on whether or not it is going to hold you back and keep you from doing all you want to do and being physically fit. In recent years, the news has reported something dismal regarding aging. They are warning people that today’s boomers are not aging as well as prior generations did. This is even despite of the fact that today we have had huge advances in medicine. Think about this for a moment. In prior generations, people worked hard and were physically active well into their senior years. So what has changed? A lot! Today, most people in the boomer generation feel as though aging somehow means they need to pull up a seat on the couch and turn the ...
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The Truth About Aging

Attractive slim blonde middle-aged woman doing planking or stretching exercise on mat against colorful sport equipment in a gym. How old do you feel? At Boomer Fitness, we have worked with a wide variety of older adults in the Vancouver, Washington area. That is a question that we like to ask our clients. Others include how you move and how you feel. These are the questions you should be asking yourself, rather than doing what so many older adults do throughout the country, which is to focus on their age. Your chronological age is how old you are, but that has nothing to do with what you can accomplish. Yet we live in a society where people have been brainwashed to think that once you reach a particular age, you can no longer do the things you love, challenge yourself, or engage physical activity. None of that is true! What I like to remind people who I work with about is that your chronological age is not an indicator of what you can do physically. I’ve met 60-year-old people who are ...
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What does functional aging mean for men and women over 50?

gym fitness TRX training exercises at gym woman and man push-ups workout As a personal trainer who works with older adults in the Vancouver, Washington area, I learn a lot about what this group of people focuses on. Too many of them tend to focus on their chronological age, which is how old they are, and use that number to help determine whether or not they think they engage in certain physical activity. The good news is that it doesn’t matter how old you are chronologically. What matters is your functional aging! Functional aging means to live well. It’s just that simple. Rather than focusing on the number that your driver’s license or birth certificate shows you are, you are focusing on how well you are living. By engaging in functional aging, you are refusing to let the number of years you have been on this planet be the driving force for living your life and whether or not you engage in physical activity. I encourage my clients at Boomer Fitness to focus more on functional aging, rather than getting hung ...
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The Best Way to Achieve Weight Loss for Men Over 60

Excited mature man clenching fist while using balance weight scale at gym If you are a man over the age of 60 and you are wondering if it’s too late to lose weight, think again. It’s never too late to lose weight, and you will always gain some benefits from doing so. Even when you are over the age of 60, you can have a successful go at losing weight and getting into shape. You never know, you may even make those years your best years yet! As a personal trainer in the Vancouver, Washington area, I have worked with many baby boomers. I have seen and heard about the struggles of slowing metabolisms and expanding waistlines once people surpass middle age. But I’ve also seen people over the age of 60 stick to a plan that I help them devise, and I’ve seen the wonderful results they achieve from their efforts. There is no one-size-fits-all formula for losing weight over the age of 60. It comes down to consuming less calories than you are burning. Keep in mind that a ...
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