No matter what stage of life you’re in, we can somehow always find an excuse to avoid focusing on health and fitness. Whether it be not enough time, lack of motivation, or you’ve given up hope, we’ve all been there.

As we enter the latter half of our life, the rational sometimes begins to feel a bit more validated. Sometimes the excuses are real. Maybe you just had a joint replacement; of course you should take a break from your regular fitness routine to concentrate on working with a physical therapist for a few weeks, but as soon as you’re approved to begin your exercise routine again, you’ll have to think up a new excuse to avoid going to the gym.

Today, we’ll start a series of 5 posts about some common misperception we often hear related to fitness in your later years.

Myth 1: Exercising is a lost cause. I’m just going to get old anyways.

Fact: Exercise and a regular fitness regiment help you look and feel younger. In addition, it keeps you active longer. Regular physical activity lowers your risk for a myriad of conditions, including Alzheimer’s and dementia, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, high blood pressure, and obesity. In addition, many adults over 50 gain improved immune function, better heart health and blood pressure, better bone density, and better digestive functioning.

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What keep you from prioritizing health and fitness? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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