Use It or Lose It

Well hello there.

I hope you’ve been enjoying the blog posts and emails I’ve been writing recently.

You’ve probably noticed that I’ve shortened the articles quite a bit, I realise not many people have time to read essays these days and I don’t have the time to write them a lot of the time.

My aim is to give you in 3-5 minutes of reading some valuable information which you can apply to make your life better.

All I ask of you is to read them if they’re appropriate to you, to comment on some articles, to share on social media and if you like to recommend to your friends and family.

So lets go with today’s article.

Many people stop exercising and become more inactive as they age.

They almost give up on staying active and just put it down to ageing.

Yeah of course at the age of 60 you aren’t going to be able to do what you could at 20 but there is no reason (unless your health doesn’t allow you) to not keep exercising as you age.

How many of us want to have to go around in a mobility scooter around Tescos by the time we’re 60? Not me and not you.

Do not allow your basic functional movements to be taken away from you.

If you’re finding these things increasingly difficult then you need to do something about it:

– Walking up stairs/hills

– Reaching something from a high/low cupboard

– Opening bottles/jars

– Carrying shopping bags

– Walking a mile

– Getting in and out of a chair

So what do you do about it?

Well some people just say okay fair enough and they buy a bungalow, install a stair lift or shop online!

Not you though.

It’s never too late to start exercising.

There’s a lady in the gym I workout who is 94 years old. She uses the treadmill, weights machines and does her own stretching and yoga routine a few times a week. She also walks tall and isn’t hunched over like you see a lot of people do as they age.

So if any of this things I mentioned above cause you any trouble then you need to take action.

You could:

– Join a gym

– Go out for walks

– Hire a personal trainer (I know a good one;-))

– Do some gardening

– Play with your children/grand children

– Do some basic workouts at home such as squats, marching high knees and shoulder press with a light weight.

The most important thing is to not let yourself stiffen up and become weak.

Keep moving and stay active and you’ll benefit from it in later life.

I couldn’t think of anything worse than getting to retirement age after working hard all your life and not being able to enjoy it due to poor health and lack of mobility.

So get yourself started!

Jamie

PS I have launched my brand new online training program. It’s a 90 day plan to start with. It’s really top notch! You will recieve daily emails, diet plans, recipes, 3-4 workouts a week which you can do at home plus weekly tutorials and food diary feedback to aid your success. You will learn how to be healthy, how to exercise the right way and how to stick to a healthy nutrition plan which will guarantee weight loss. Stay tuned to hear more about it.

90 Day Plan

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