Sixty down and many more to go! Are you in your sixties and searching for some new ways to lose or maintain your weight? Diet is the most important factor in these efforts. Try to limit your fat consumption and focus on smaller portion sizes. I recommend eating five or six small meals a day rather than three large ones. Eating six meals a day is rather time consuming, but worth it if you have time.
Also, I feel that balance and stability is vital for your age. Thus, I recommend Yoga and Pilates. Yoga improves your posture, endurance, flexibility, balance, sleep, joint range of motion, and many other benefits as well. Try engaging in a Yoga class for 30 to 60 minutes a day for two to three days a week.
Next, give Pilates a shot. Pilates is a great exercise no matter what age you are and it focuses on the core, proper alignment, and the mind and body as well. Pilates has most of the same benefits as Yoga, and getting a combination of these two forms of exercise will really enhance your body’s alignment, strength, endurance, weight loss, and energy levels.
Don’t stop there though; cardiovascular and weight training exercise is just as important and helps decrease future risk factors or problems that you may have. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
Top 10 Reasons Why I Should Exercise in my 60s
- Improve posture
- Increase sleep
- Decrease risk factors
- Improve muscular strength and endurance
- Improve energy levels
- Improve self-esteem
- Improve balance
- Improve awareness
- Improve stability
- Improve over-all health
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February 17th, 2009