March 10th, 2020
In a recent census, baby boomers (ages 65 and up) accounted for nearly 13% of the population! Today people are living longer than any other time in history. Fortunately, growing old gracefully is easier than ever. The secret to longevity? Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by remaining active and eating well! Team Driven talks tips for seniors to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle. Let’s live longer and thrive, shall we!
If it’s been a while since you’ve exercised, start slow and gradually build your program. A good way to begin is by spacing workouts in ten-minute increments twice a day or even just attending one or two workout sessions/week. Our trainers will help you go at the right pace for you.
Pay attention to your body and increase your fitness level as you feel more confident and comfortable to do so.
Create a schedule for at least three to four weeks to start and force yourself to stick with the program. This way, exercise becomes a habit and part of your lifestyle. Keep in mind that you’re more likely to stick with activities that you enjoy, so make sure you are also having some fun and like what you are doing. Plus, with the technology we use, you’ll see real results that will excite you!
Staying active not only keeps the weight off, it promotes cardiovascular health, prevents illness, helps you sleep better, reduces stress, helps avoid falls and maintains strength, balance, and flexibility. Plus, you will look and feel better too!
It’s important to stay focused when you exercise. How is your body responding to the exercise and how does it feel? For example, pay attention to the rhythm of your breathing, the way your feet strike the ground, or how your joints are feeling.
Practicing mindfulness while exercising allows you to improve your physical condition faster, relieve stress and avoid accidents and injury.
Before you start an exercise program, make sure you have considered any ongoing health concerns and how they may affect your workout. It’s also a good idea to get medical clearance from your doctor and ask if there are certain exercises you should avoid.
Once you’re cleared, come to DrivenFit in South Tampa. Our personal trainers and wellness experts are here to help you live life to its fullest.
While exercise should be somewhat challenging, it should never hurt or make you feel sick. Immediately stop exercise if you feel dizzy or short of breath, develop chest pain or pressure, break out into a cold sweat or experience pain. Also stop if your joints become red, swollen or tender to the touch. If you’re feeling anything strange, make sure to let your trainer know!
Aches and pains come with getting older. Don’t make it worse! Always include a proper warmup and cool down to any exercise routine. Also, keep plenty of water close by to avoid getting dehydrated. At our studio gym, you can also grab electrolyte water to aid in your recovery!
Eating a well-balanced diet (yes, it’s okay to splurge sometimes) can do wonders for your health – especially when combined with physical activity. Dietary changes can also help prevent illnesses such as heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and more.
At DrivenFit+SWS, we offer a wide variety of exercise programs that focus on transformation, rejuvenation, and restoration. Our unique studio offers personal training, massage therapy, chiropractic care, and more for your active senior lifestyle.
All programs are customized to meet the needs of each client, from beginner to advanced. For more info on our services for seniors, please call or text our South Tampa wellness center at (813) 440-3016.