Your Personal Fitness Program - Getting Ready

What happens when you take a reasonably healthy individual and place him/her into retirement?  They become sedate because they don't know what to do with all the time they used to fill up with work.

Is this you?  Have you prepared yourself for the extra time you'll have?  What are you going to do?  Go to the mall or the coffee shop and hang out?

Why not prepare yourself now - for that time when you retire?  You can get healthy and strong by starting an exercise program now!

So, where do you start?  There are many ways you could create a healthy lifestyle for yourself.  Just think, in a short time you can not only feel better but you will be stronger than most people your age.

With so much more time on our hands it's important to  have a routine so we don't get bored.  Getting out of bed in the morning is so much easier if you're looking forward to your walking program.  Or, maybe you're the type of person who would enjoy taking some fitness classes where you can meet other people who also want to get fit.  Getting started is what's most important.  Your budget will be what dictates what kind of exercise program you will choose to improve your health.

If you can afford it a treadmill is a great idea to get your walking or running done before you leave the house.  The advantage is that if you have to use the washroom it's right there where you need it.  I don't know how many times I've had to cut my walk short and go home with seconds to spare.  And it never rains inside your home.

Only you can decide which program you want to try out.  Whether it's joining a fitness center or community center with exercise programs for seniors or creating your own walking program, it's best to get started.  Remember to always consult your doctor before starting any exercise program.

Fitness for Seniors

When we think about retirement most of us think about our financial fitness.   Will we have enough income for our retirement? Or, what are we going to do with all the extra time we have?  How much time do we have after a lifetime for working?

If you're like me you don't want to sit around and wait!

Most of you probably realize that as you get older your metabolism has slowed down to the point where you don't need to consume as many calories as you used to.  It's so easy to forget that and put on the pounds.

Getting fit before retirement will make it that much easier to maintain later.  After all, if you don't start now you may never start.  It's so easy to fall in to a rut where you end up just hangin' out and shootin' the breeze with your friends at the coffee shop.  That's not good for your health or your finances.

I hope that you'll join me in discovering ways to enhance your lifestyle and well-being by getting fit.