Running For Life

Avoiding The Funeral Home for the Next 40 Years

Running For Life - Avoiding The Funeral Home for the Next 40 Years

Staying Fit After 40 – My Personal Tips

Beach RunWith age comes many great things, but one thing that doesn’t easily stay by your side is your fitness. At age 40 and over, you need to fight to keep fit and to maintain your normal level of health. Your body begins to wear down, you feel tired often, and you just don’t have the same movement that you used to. While these issues may certainly make it more difficult to maintain your usual level of fitness, this does not mean that it is impossible. With the following tips, you can continue to feel as young and vibrant as ever.

Consult with Your Doctor

At age 40, one of the most significant concerns for many active individuals is health issues and how they can affect their fitness routines. A few resources list heart disease, osteoporosis, and back pain as some of the top health concerns that men and women deal with. Attempting to maintain a fit lifestyle with underlying health problems is very damaging, problematic, and it can hurt your fitness in the long run. Therefore, the first step you should take is to visit your doctor to review your health and check if there are any exercises you should be avoiding and if there are any particular exercises that are positive for your overall health. Continue reading

Why I Started Running To Get Lean After Age 40

JoggingThere are many benefits to running at any age. People over 40 often struggle with putting on extra pounds. Your metabolism naturally tends to slow down as you get older. Additionally, people’s lives often become more sedentary as they settle down and focus on things like career and family. Running can be an effective way to get lean and improve your overall level of fitness. Let’s look at some tips on how to get the most out of running if you’re over 40.

The Benefits of Running

Regular exercise has many benefits, and running is one of the best forms of aerobic exercise. Some of the advantages of running include:

  • It’s one of the most efficient ways to burn calories. On average, runners burn 100+ calories per mile.
  • Lowers your risk of health problems such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.
  • Builds endurance and helps you feel more energetic.
  • Strengthens your bones and muscles. The latter is especially important for women and older people who are at risk for osteoporosis and other bone problems.

Continue reading