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Fitness Tips For The Retiree

Getting older doesn’t mean you don’t want to do anything, experience or live anymore. Today’s modern seniors are often active, engaged and acutely aware of the importance of being and staying healthy.

Having good health makes life better and so the question arises: how to maintain health in the latter part of our lives? Being lean and fit has proved to increase the sense of health and science agrees that eating a balanced diet full of natural and unrefined food along with exercising regularly, reduces the risk of, many major illnesses such as heart disease and cancer and can improve the overall experience of life.

Naturally Lowered Calorie Intake

What is important to know about your diets, is that once you are over 50 you can reduce your calorie intake. You just don’t burn them as fast anymore. Men are recommended to eat a diet of 2,300 calories and women 1,900 calories a day.

Stay Hydrated And Eat Protein

These calories should be incorporating high-quality protein like chicken breast and egg whites, and complex carbohydrates as in fruits, vegetables and grains. Your sense of thirst decreases as you get older so staying hydrated isn’t as simple as it sounds. Planning fluid intake is a good way to make sure you are drinking enough during the day but when you are exercising this should really be a good deal more than in a relaxed state.

Check With Your Doctor

What you need to know about your fitness is that before doing anything you have to first make sure you are in good health. A doctor’s visit is really a must if you haven’t done anything for a while. Once you get your bill of health you can go for it. When working out always keep in mind that slow and steady will get you the best results. It really can’t be repeated often enough.

Many an exercise regime has been cut short by one giant effort resulting in severe muscle aches or worse; injury. Feeling muscles ache after a workout is good if it is a little pull, a little reminder of a job well done. It certainly should not be so sore or stiff that moving is uncomfortable. If pain is the price of a workout why would anybody want to do it, right? What slow and steady means is different for all of us but generally starts with just a few minutes a day.