Movement Matters Most at Middle of Life
For me, I have been off and on in being active, dependent on how much time or interest I had in engaging in them. Now however, I find movement to be really important to my overall health and well-being.
Truthfully, the more fun I can have, the more interested I am in participating.
Yoga Improves Flexibility
Exercise should be fun. Think about choosing activities like walking, hiking, biking, dancing, swimming or even horseback riding. Then there are classes that you can take like yoga, pilates or other fitness classes.
Regular exercise improves your stamina, endurance, strength and cardio. Doing a variety of activities uses different muscle groups which helps in overall fitness and muscle maintenance.
Fresh Air, Beautiful Scenery
Any activity outdoors lets you get fresh air and exposes you to beautiful scenery which in itself is uplifts your mood. A steady walk or hike can be quite meditative and is a great way to clear your mind.
Spending a day outside, hiking, skiing or biking with friends is a great way to have fun and makes dinner out that night a deserving reward.
Kayaking is Fun Exercise
Even if you reside downtown in a city, you can still find a park to go to, bike rentals close to bike paths or even kayak or paddleboard rentals near by some water.
Grab a friend or join a group to stay motivated. Find a workout partner who will commit to regular workouts with you or even just try out that new class or fitness spot that has opened up nearby.
The goal, more than anything I believe, is to just keep moving to stay strong and healthy.
I want to hear about what you are doing to get moving. Send me a note, leave me a comment.