I recently read a fantastic book: “BALANCE In Search of the Lost Sense” by Scott McCredie which reinforces my believe that our body is an amazing machine, a super computer that is capable for making adaptations to the challenges we place upon it even at advanced age(90+ years)!
We tend to what everything “now”… Information, meals, shows etc.. One area you must have patience in is your health. We don’t lose our health and fitness all at once, so we must allow proper progression and physical adaptation to regain our health safely. If we do not, we risk getting physically sore, fatigued and injuries. We can get frustrated and discouraged when we do not see immediate results and then possibly give up. Over all wellness is a life long journey to be enjoyed and maintained.
I love fit bits for my clients. Here is some extended information you may want to consider when you are tracking your physical activity. You all know I always look at the holistic picture. wink emoticon Enjoy!Stepping Out of Fitness Reductionism
Active Aging and Nordic Walking are a Perfect Fit.Put the spring back into your step or the power back into your walk. Active Aging Nordic Walking is suitable for older adults that like the challenge of moderate to intense fitness walking, as well as older adults with medical conditions for which the Nordic Walking Poles can help compensate for (e.g. MS, osteoporosis, diabetes, arthritis, joint replacements and joint pain, beginning balance or mobility problems, and more…).
I have been training J.B. since January 2014 to meet strength goals, and coaching him on his knee replacement rehabilitation. This amazing man made it a personal goal to work out diligently three times per week with the program(s) I designed for him. He achieved 100 workouts in the 8 months since our first appointment. Here he is doing a Low Row, wearing the badge that I made for him to acknowledge his good work. He has seen all kinds of improvements since he started working out. You can too!
Keep the joy in your lifeGood grip and good balance are good things, especially if you're over 50 years of age. As you age you naturally lose muscle strength due to sarcopenia. Lose too much muscle strength and you can also lose balance falling into a broken hip that can take the joy out of life.