It’s time for a check up!
Face it, you are or not in your 20s or 30s anymore. You cannot just hit the basketball court, the running track, the Pilates or yoga class or begin lifting weights simply because you decided to get in shape.
You need to get clearance from your doctor or some other health professional (personal trainer) before you start exercising regularly.
Even if you played sports in high school and college, or enjoyed a high level of physical fitness in your 30s and 40s, your body is simply not the same anymore.
For instance, did you know that the way the human knee is designed it was only created for about 40 or 50 years of use? That's just one body part which is going to be very important to the success or failure of your exercise program.
So you need to contact your doctor or health and fitness professional immediately.
Ask her if there are any age-specific considerations you need to make that you may not have thought of. It could be that your doctor can provide you with a “ready to go” exercise routine catered specifically to someone in their 50s or later.
At the very least, your doctor is going to want to check your heart rate, blood pressure, take a blood sample and possibly even run a few tests.
You are at the age now where you seriously must consider the impact of strenuous exercise on the heart which has been beating steadily each and every day for more than 50 years.
And please, if you are in pretty good shape for someone your age, don't just assume you are ready to tackle a physical fitness program.
This consultation with your doctor or personal trainer could possibly turn up some health related problems, and is an absolute first step requirement to ensure that your fitness efforts are successful as possible.
Marc Ouellette is a Certified In-Home Personal Trainer, Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition and Owner of Personal Training Alliance.
I help busy men and women with weight loss, fat loss, muscle toning, speeding up your metabolism and getting you to become more energetic and confident.
I’m offering you a Free In-Home Fitness and Nutrition Consultation to see if we can work together so I can help you reach all your health and fitness goals.
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To your health, Marc