I know one 65yr old woman who had lots of pain in her hips and legs but her muscles are so atrophied from a lifetime without exercise. What is causing her pain and what can i do for her? Another woman in her sixties is walking 45mins a day since her husband died of heart complications. She want to avoid the same fate but she gets so tired after her walks. What is going on? Shouldn’t walking make people feel invigorated and happy?
I agree with the other posts regarding medical clearance, health history, prior exercise experience, etc.
You mentioned that one woman is walking 45min. While that may seem like a small duration for some clients, for others it may be too much. If they are new to exercise you may want to start with a shorter duration, low intensity and increase the frequency.
Also, as people age they need a longer warm-up and cool-down. Their thirst response also diminishes, so they may need to increase their water consumption. Even moderate dehydration can make someone feel fatigued. Water also helps with waste elimination, including lactic acid build-up. You may want to see if they’re consuming enough water.