Midlife fitness for women


                                                          Blog By: Aishwarya Ghumekar


A big of population consists of women at midlife who are looking for a fitness program that will help them age gracefully, vibrantly and independently. Often they’ve been burned by the one-size-fits-all approach at their local fitness center. I think it’s vitally important to design a fitness program that fits your unique needs, goals and limitations, but there are a few key factors that are common for almost everyone.

Commit for a lifetime. During our younger years it was all too common to go on a diet or a fitness plan for 6 or 8 weeks with the single goal of losing X number of pounds by a certain date.

When you hit midlife it’s time to recognize that aging well requires a daily dose of movement. That may seem daunting at first, but it’s really not. Knowing that you need to keep moving until you draw your last breath means you don’t have to fit all your effort into 8 weeks.

Find a pace that feels good today and that you think you can sustain for a lifetime.

Regain a Sense of Balance. As we age, our ability to maintain our balance is often diminished, bringing a sense of fear and even more loss of movement. Sometimes medications or inner ear problems can affect our balance, but often the loss of balance stems from a combination of loss of muscle control and loss of preconception, or the sense of your body in space.

Balance involves a complex mix of strength, stability and coordination of neural signals between the brain and all the muscles involved in balance. Luckily, much of that can be retrained so you can regain your confidence.

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