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Benefits of working out in your 50s, 60s and 70s

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

Starting an exercise routine can be intimidating, especially for those who have been inactive for a while or are just starting out in their fitness journey. However, it's never too late to start taking care of your health and starting to exercise can bring a multitude of benefits, especially as we age.

So, what are the specific benefits of exercise for women in our 50s, 60s and 70s? Here are a few key examples:

Improved cardiovascular health

As we age, our risk of heart disease and stroke increases. Exercise can help improve our cardiovascular health by strengthening our heart and increasing blood flow.

Stronger bones

Osteoporosis is a common concern for women as we age, but weight-bearing exercises like walking, dancing, and lifting weights (!) can help strengthen our bones and reduce our risk of fractures. If you are new to lighting weights -start with lighter ones and slowly increase them.

Better mental health

Exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also improve our mood and self-esteem.

Improved sleep

Regular exercise can help improve the quality of our sleep, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Increased energy levels

While it may seem counterintuitive, exercise can actually increase our energy levels by improving our cardiovascular health and circulation.

Starting an exercise routine can be intimidating, but the benefits are well worth it. As women in our 50s, it's important to prioritize our physical and mental health and exercise can be a key part of that. Whether you're new to exercise or just looking to mix things up, there are plenty of options available to find an activity that you enjoy and that works for you - check out my programs page, maybe you will get inspired.

So don't be afraid to get started and make exercise a part of your routine. Your body (and mind) will thank you.

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