As we get older, the needs and goals of our workouts may change. One of the things we hear a lot at Renovo is people wanting to age gracefully, and stay independent for as long as possible. We think that is one of the best fitness goals out there, because it aims to better and extend your life, which is the point of health and wellness!
There is a lot of information and suggestions out there on how to stay young forever. Some of them are good, some of them are questionable (blood facials? No thank you). Something most of us can agree on is that feeling and looking young often means feeling and looking mobile, limber, and strong. Being able to move gracefully and easily is a key factor in maintaining health and wellness further into your future.
So how do you start to tailor workouts to keep you moving well? Things like yoga and Tai Chi can be great, swimming is often cited as a good one too. If you’re not ready to slow down yet though, we can also do a lot of good in the gym, with a set of weights and a little sweat!
An important thing to consider when thinking about working out as you age, is that different muscles will react to exhaustion or age differently. Some will get tight (tonic muscles) and need to be stretched, while some will get weak (phasic muscles) and need extra attention on strength. Finding time, and efficient system, to help you stay flexible and strong as you get older may be one of the keys to staying healthy and independent (and looking great!) later into life.
Over the next 4 weeks, we will be going over what the tonic and phasic muscles are, why you should care about them, and how to keep them healthy, strong, and limber. Make sure you are checking back regularly to for more information on these, and workouts you can do at home or in the gym that will keep you looking and feeling young! And as always, if you have any questions or want to learn more before the next blog comes out, feel free to contact us or stop by the gym!