As we age, we tend to want to back off of exercises like squats or lifting heavier weights because we are afraid of injury. However, what many people don’t realize is that we squat and lift heavy weights all of the time in everyday life i.e. when picking up the groceries, lifting the grandchildren, cleaning underneath the couches, gardening, etc. By learning to do these exercises properly and maintaining a strong core in the gym, injuries can be prevented.
Also, just because we getting older doesn’t mean we should cut out high-impact activity that can help with bone density. Marching in place, lunging and jumping rope are just a few examples. Lastly, try and get at least 4 hours of cardio in a week. Whether it be walking, jogging, biking, swimming, kayaking or another favorite activity of your choice before you know it, your routine will be second nature and you will be on your way to a healthier more fit you!