ENJOYING THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE

We are baby boomers! It's time for making new memories, experiencing new activities, and embracing life!

warm up, cool down

One doesn’t have to wait for winter to get decide to get fit.  Any season will do.  🙂

But during the winter we tend to do less.  Move less.  This article isn’t about getting ripped, or buff.  It’s about staying healthy and enjoying the second half of our lives.  It’s so we can start or continue, “Taking Bare of Ourselves“.

Ok, you’re already fit? Great!! You are one step ahead of us. Let’s get fit this winter, and for you, my already fit friend, I hope you’ll join us.

A record number of baby boomers are into getting fit and staying fit. They go about this in many ways. From gentle exercise, aerobics or water aerobics, yoga, chair exercise or intense training so they can join the mud run this May. Baby boomers are the fittest generation to date.  So, let’s get those tennis shoes/sneakers on, and warm-up!

Starting Out – Please Read Beforehand

I just want to remind you upfront, that I am not a doctor.  And I am not a physical trainer.  So please, check with your doctor first.  I can not stress this enough.  Ask your doctor if you’re OK to exercise.  Get their medical clearance first.  We’re doing this to better ourselves and our lives, not wind up being hurt or in pain.

If you’re just starting out, please go-slow.  You know best, what you can or can not do.  If you begin to feel anything negative – pain, dizziness, out of breath, or faint, STOP what you’re doing.  By starting out slow, you don’t wind up hurting yourself, and you’ll be more likely to stick with it.  When starting out slow, you’ll be able to measure how far you’ve come, as well as how great you’re starting to feel.  Sticking with even the smallest regime can become a routine.  It can be something that you do for yourself.

Remember that old saying, “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it?”  It is very true.  If you don’t stay active, one way or another you’ll start noticing you can’t get out of your recliner like before.  Getting out of the car consists of a lot of moaning and groaning.  Or you can’t open the window, to let in some (fresh) air.  Maybe you can’t put that case of water in your cart, at the grocery.  Do you get out of breath easily?  Whatever your reason is, get in shape for YOU!  Don’t let anyone talk you out of it, or make you feel bad for doing this.  You’re not doing it for anyone else, but yourself.

Believe me, when I tell you, you will feel better, get around a little easier, possibly perform tasks that you were unable to do before. This tends to lead us to feel better about ourselves.  I know it does with me.  I also feel happier, because I no longer have limits on what I can and can’t do. I don’t do a full-fledged workout, but what little I can do makes it so much easier to keep up.  I love it because it keeps me independent.  And we baby boomers treasure our independence!

If you have any ideas or videos – anything, please let me know in the comments below.  I can add them to this article, as long as their relevant.


My Other Pages

Check out my other page links below:

LET’S GET FIT THIS WINTER!
Page 1 –
Do you find yourself getting bored in the winter?  Maybe lose a few pounds?  How about building up your stamina?  Avoid falls?  Accidents?  Then check out this page!

STRETCHING
Page 2 –
I feel stretching is important.  Especially for us baby boomers.  As we get older our balance tends to diminish, as well as our strength.  This is the route I started with, and I can move around with more certainty.  My stamina improves greatly.  When I don’t do my stretches, I can definitely feel the difference.

WARM-UP AND COOL AND DOWN
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It is extremely important to warm up before you exercise and to cool down after you exercise.  It’s the best way to avoid injuries.  And it also prepares your muscles for a workout.  Please don’t overlook this section, it’ll do you a world of good.  It’s the best habit to get into.

YOGA
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I’ve always been interested in yoga, and I struggle with it.  I have a hard time quieting my mind, but I am learning.  If my surroundings are right I can.  So I’ll keep at it, for now
.  So I’ll keep at it, for now.  LOL

More pages will be added soon, so keep checking back!


Do you need new workout tennis shoes? First I’ll list some women, then I’ll show some men!


If you already have a pair, then great!! Or if you want to wait, to make sure this is something that’ll stick, I completely understand, it is what I did!


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