Thanks for the ideas - keep 'em coming! I was a very avid runner a few years back and still can manage a 5k as long as I don't plan on winning my age group...and walk part of the course. I am a member of a gym but haven't yet found my niche there since my hours at school don't often allow for classes. I'll check out the article suggested. I do NOT like the "club rewards" I've gotten so far, guess it's time to change things up more than a little bit.
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Welcome to the "Club"! While being fairly active...the real question is are you doing any specific strength training or exercise programs? If not, then that's how you avoid getting those Club "rewards". Do you walk several miles regularly? That will strengthen your leg muscles, your heart, provide some range of motion for hip and knee joints, and keep those bones stronger. Do you ever do any floor exercises which target specific muscles or joints? I'm thinking of leg lifts, basic back exercises, lunge-type exercises, squats... Also, look into some of the Resistance Band exercises For basic flexibility and strength, check out TaiChi and Yoga DVD's...stretching videos, etc
Spark has some great short exercise video routines with Coach Nicole---even the seated ones will have you confirming what you already know: that you need to be doing something more!! You've picked a good time to get going on this...before the arthritis and muscle degeneration sets in and really makes you a couch potato.
If you are a teacher, how about convincing your Phys Ed teachers or Team Coaches to set up a good all around program for the staff where you work, and get a January Fitness Challenge going for the whole school: staff, kids, parents?! Use your resources!! All the best, patti
Patti "The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Gandalf: Lord of the Rings
As my 60th birthday approaches, I've noticed some very unwanted side effects. The other day I started to sit on something low and had trouble getting up and down. I am fairly active - on my feet all day as a teacher and in no hurry to get "old". I'm thinking the problem is my back...or my flexibility...or my legs...or lack of strength...or all of the above! Any suggestions/exercises I can do to slow down this particular aging problem?