Maturity can make everyday tasks challenging - and make exercise feel impossible. But it may be the best time in your life to get fit. Our bodies don’t respond to exercise the same way as we reach middle age & beyond. We’re more vulnerable to injury. Muscles recover more slowly. It’s more important to have a balanced approach that includes not just cardio, but strength training, flexibility and balance. What’s more, exercise doesn’t provide the quick gains it once did. A “6 week shape-up” can’t put things right. Especially for those whose jobs involve sitting for hours.
It’s easy for a sedentary lifestyle to sneak up on you. By the time you realize your health is at risk, getting back into the exercise habit can feel even riskier.