Often when people discuss diets and exercise, they talk about how long it’s going to take them to reach that goal

Often when people discuss diets and exercise, they talk about how long it’s going to take them to reach that goal

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There is a phenomenal seniors exercise section at our local YMCA. I mean they went all-out with this concept. The senior citizens are definitely not neglected in any way. With their own swimming pool, hot tubs, and sauna, they’re doing just fine. Now, if you’re wondering why seniors exercise is imperative, let me give you the scoop. As our bodies age, it becomes even more important to keep them strong and healthy. Muscles start to fade, bones begin to lose mass, and joints are afflicted easily by sharp motions and weather changes. You don’t want any of this nonsense, right? Of course not! Well, let’s put it this way; if you keep a healthy diet with a daily multivitamin and plenty of water, you’re half way there. Then you need the seniors exercise part. You’ll want to hit that gym four or five days a week in order to keep those muscles strong and those limbs active. This doesn’t mean that you have to bench 350 and run on a treadmill for 15 miles. You’ll probably only require a moderate seniors exercise program to stay fit. The trick is staying motivated and focused.

As I’ve seen at my local fitness center, many seniors prefer a personal trainer. Hey, if you can handle it, then go for it. Let a pro design a seniors exercise schedule that’s ideal for you and your body’s needs. He/she can walk you through it during each workout. Trust me; the whole personal trainer thing works wonders.

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