I have a 72 yr. old male client who is making tremendous progress (and can work circles around a couple of my 40-something guys) but complains about the struggles of aging at least once a week. He has always been a high energy, go-go-go type person, but the last couple years his body isn’t allowing that as much anymore.
Any suggestions on helping him with mindset and embracing the aging process?
this is a tough one because he does experience the certain decline that comes with aging, no matter how much we exercise and do all the right things.
I would continue to point all all that is going well and how great he is in comparison with people much younger than he. I also tend to point to athletes and use them as an example that they are doing but that they are no longer competing at the prime level.
You could also suggest that he look at Senior Games and maybe compete there. It may help him with perspective.