Keeping active is a good way to stave off the ailments and creaking joints which accompany the ageing process. Finding the correct activity is easier said than done but YOURLifeChoices has information and resources which will help you on your way.
1. Be inspired
This site is a one-stop-shop for people trying to find guidance and inspiration for a fitness routine. One of its great features is allowing you to create your own individual workout plan. It also has an extensive catalogue of exercises complete with useful graphics explaining how to perform them. There are also articles to read on all the latest developments in fitness.
2. Fitness just for women
While no one is suggesting that women can’t undertake the same fitness regime as men, sometimes their needs are different. Get tips on how to target those areas of the body which are traditionally difficult to tone and find out which foods work best for weight loss.
3. Senior-specific fitness
This site provides great resources for seniors looking for guidance in their fitness choices. Although the posts are a little old, the information contained is relevant and easy to follow.
4. Find a trainer
If you’re looking to find a trainer, or wish to check that your trainer has the correct credentials, then start your search here. You can also find approved programs and if you want to become a trainer yourself, then find a training program which suits your needs.
5. Medical conditions and fitness
This site is tailored for the seniors’ age group and gives some great advice for what fitness activities you should be focusing on in your age category. It also has a guide on the various medical conditions that you need to consider when choosing a fitness routine.
6. Celebrity personal trainer
If you’re a fan of The Biggest Loser you should check out Michelle Bridge’s official website. As one of the television show’s personal trainers, Bridges has a huge profile in the fitness industry and her website matches her standing. It contains sample exercise programs, a regular blog and some great audio tips.
7. Live stronger, live longer
As a partner of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Livestrong.com doesn’t just focus on fitness for older people. It covers all ranges of fitness, has sections for men and women and information on food and weight management.
8. Couch to five kilometres
Running five kilometres may not be your goal, but the simple tips given will help you become more active and generally feel better about yourself. By setting simple goals this program feels achievable.
9. Brain fitness
As well as exercising your body, there’s no harm in giving the old grey matter a workout regularly as well. With several studies indicating that brain exercises are the key to healthy ageing, it’s never too late to start.
10. All your fitness needs
Whether you’re looking to take up surfing, cycling or bungee jumping, knowing where to start and what to expect is important. Keep up to date with the latest research and development of seniors’ fitness and wellbeing.
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