If you are getting older and beginning to think more about your exercise routine, you are not alone! I work with many older men at
Boomer Fitness, located in Vancouver, Washington. Through my personal training, I’m able to guide them from being skeptics to being men who have taken control of their exercise routine and are loving it.
As men age, they begin to see things drop, sag, and get a little lumpy if they are not engaged in regular exercise and eating a healthy diet. This is often how the spare tire around the middle forms. Before you know it, you may not be able to go to the end of the block without feeling winded. The good news is that you can turn it all around, no matter what age you are. It’s never too late!
Here are some of my best tips for exercise for older men:
You have to make exercise a priority in your life. For years, maybe even decades, you probably havent’t been serious about it, but that isn’t going to help you live a healthy life. Put it on your calendar, get real with yourself, and make the commitment to have it be a priority.
Realize that you don’t have to go it alone. When you work with someone like me, a personal trainer, your chances for success are going to skyrocket. A personal trainer will help create a unique program that works for you and will address your personal issues.
You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet. This means that you need to have a healthy diet to go along with your exercise, so that you have the energy in order to sustain the exercise plan, and you reap the most rewards from it.
Set some long- and short-term goals. This is important to do, because without them it can be difficult to assess whether or not you are making progress with your exercise routine. Reward yourself for achieving them, but not with food.
Be sure that your exercise routine includes both cardio and weight training. You need both in order to maintain a healthy and strong body. It’s important to get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise per week, which is equivalent to brisk walking. Additionally, you should be engaging in strength training at least twice per week.
I know the challenges that many older men face when it comes to exercising, keeping fit, and losing weight. I’ve helped many men in the Vancouver, Washington area with their exercise and personal training goals. When you have the right program that has been designed for you, and you have a commitment to sticking with it, you can rest assured that you will be successful with your fitness goals!