What is the Best Way to Stay Fit Over 40?

Fitness Over 40

Fitness Over 40

Here are some of the best things that you can do to stay fit over 40, and why this type of exercise is really going to benefit you?

Stay Fit Over 40

Well, as we age, we lose flexibility in our joints and our soft tissue.

We also have changes in our coordination and balance, as well as our posture.

And let’s be honest, a lot of us experience those aches and pains in our hips, our neck, and back.

I’m going to share with you about a great type of exercise that you can do, especially if you’re over 40, how you need to add this into your routine.

Pilates Reformer

I’m sitting right here on a Pilates Reformer.

And maybe you’ve heard of Pilates or tried a Pilates class before, but using the equipment is going to be a great asset to anyone over 40 for a lot of different reasons.

It’s really going to take a lot of stress off your joints.

So in comparison to high-intensity exercise, you’re using springs as light resistance to get a whole body workout.

That resistance is going to be able to work your arms, your legs.

Also you’re having to hold your body in different positions that it’s going to challenge your core strength.

You could be lying down, sitting up, kneeling, or in the standing position.

It’s more of a low-impact type of exercise that you can still break a sweat doing.

So that’s one of the great reasons why Pilates is really beneficial in people over 40.

Working On Flexibility

Another key point is the importance of working on your flexibility, which during Pilates it really lengthens those muscles.

So to combat the effects of stiffening joints and soft tissue, you’re going be working on your flexibility. You’re also going to be challenging your coordination and balance, which is why a lot of athletes do Pilates, and it really can help them with their chosen sport, like golf or surfing.

As we age, our posture changes, too.

So maybe you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk, a computer, and our posture changes over time.

Pilates is going focus on holding your body in space in a different way and being able to have those beneficial effects of how you hold your posture will carry over to your daily lifestyle.

Therefore it’s going to take away a lot of neck and back pain as well.

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Benefits of Pilates

So those are just a few of the benefits of why Pilates is so great and an awesome exercise to do to stay fit over 40.

You can find out more info about Pilates and how it will benefit your life by going to www.level4pt.com/pilates.

And we have a free tips guide that'll give you all the benefits.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us, and we would be happy to talk with you!

Have a great day.

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Dawn Andalon, DPT, MTC, CPI

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