By: Dr. Beth Templin
I can't believe we're already one month into the New Year. I've always heard that the older you get; the faster time moves and I believe it! I bring this up because many of the older adults I meet have the best intentions of staying active or starting a new exercise routine, but it's harder than it sounds. First, you have to find the motivation to start and then you have to find the staying power
to continue with a program.
Part of the problem can be finding the right exercise program to meet your needs. Sometimes there are so many options out there, that you get overwhelmed and then end up not making a choice at all. For some people, there are more reasons or excuses not to exercise than there are to exercise. I have to admit, I have been in that same boat myself. What I've learned and what I want to share with you are some of the most common reasons seniors do not exercise.
Exercise is Medicine! Especially for aging adults whose independence and ability to fully enjoy their retirement is directly linked to their activity and fitness levels. And it's never too late to start.
So, if you've been putting off starting that exercise routine, there's no better time than now to step up and try. Don't let time keep slipping away because you're nervous. Let us help you get there and help you be successful in reaching your goals in 2020.