Is it too late to start training or exercising?
Short answer is NO. It is never too late to start training or exercising? What you may have to do though is adjust your expectations. As we age our bodies do begin to wear out and we can no longer do some of the things we once used to be able to do. BUT it doesn’t mean that you can not improve the quality of the life you are living.
Starting out exercising at any age has enormous health benefits for every individual. Think about the following:
- Reduce the chance of developing life threatening illnesses. Diabetes, stroke, heart disease
- Improves mental health
- Improves energy levels – you might want to participate more in life rather than being a spectator.
- It can help improve your skin health. Anti-aging properties.
- Improves mobility and flexibility
- Improves digestive health
- Improves bone health – improve bone density
- Improves heart health
- Improves co-ordination, balance
- Improves sleep
- Improves sex drive
- Reduces the chance of chronic health issues
- Reduces stress
- Improves capability – this is significantly important as we age. Being more capable as we age means that we retain our independence for longer
- Reduce the amount of pharmaceuticals you may require – think blood pressure, cholesterol medication
As you can see the benefits are quite large. They far out way the other side. I will not lie, it can be a very confronting and scary thing to contemplate and begin but once you make the decision to change your life and begin you have literally made the difficult decision from then on it is relatively simple. It won’t be easy but it will be worth it. Trust me I know. I have done this and I am so glad I did. Not only did it turn my life around and bring me back from the brink of heart attack, stroke, diabetes but it also changed my entire career. If you want to read my story click here.
Some words of advice though, if it has been some time since you last exercised, are very overweight or maybe recently had a baby – I strongly suggest you see your doctor before you begin. Most personal trainers should require a medical clearance before you start with them. To be on the safe side and for your own peace of mind pop in a see your GP. Some health funds also provide reimbursement for training fees. These are dependent upon the trainers level of qualification, whether or not you were referred by your doctor and also the level of cover you have with your private health insurer.
IF you are unsure of where you should start drop us a note and we can have a chat and get you started. If you’re looking to join on of our group personal training sessions or maybe you prefer the singular focus of our one on one personal training sessions click on the links provided. If you are not local to our private training facility maybe our Online Personal Training and Coaching is for you. Click here.