Getting Fit Over 40 - 5 Reasons Why You Should Kickstart Your Routine Now


Since COVID hit, there has been an increased interest in fitness with all generations, especially GenX. I'm sure you've viewed the millions of social media posts and videos on how to get that awesome body.  However, if you're over 40 (like me) at some point you threw up your hands and said, "That's not for me" or maybe you had an interest but talked yourself out of it with the "I'm too old for that" excuse. Welp friends, I'm here to tell you that that excuse has long since expired and it's time to kick it out of the door. 

As a matter of fact, I'm here to tell you that it's never too late to start a fitness routine. The benefits of engaging in some form of fitness activity go way beyond the physical and getting that awesome body. The physical changes that occur after starting your journey are just an added benefit. 

So let's talk about why you need to consider this. The health benefits for us for us 40+'ers are exactly what we need at this time in our lives. Some of them include: 

1. Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease - Exercise strengthens your heart and improves circulation. The increased blood flow raises the oxygen levels in your body. This helps lower your risk of heart diseases such as high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, and heart attack. Regular exercise can also lower your blood pressure and triglyceride levels.

2. Helping Maintain Blood Sugar and Hormonal Levels - Exercise can lower your blood sugar levels and help your insulin work better. This can cut down the risk of metabolic syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with any of these, exercise can help you manage it.

3. Strengthening Bones & Muscles - Regular exercise can help to slow the loss of bone density that comes with age. Doing muscle-strengthening activities can help you increase or maintain your muscle mass and strength.

4. Improving Mental Health & Mood - During exercise, your body releases chemicals that can improve your mood and make you feel more relaxed. This can help you better deal with stress and reduce the risk of depression.

5. Improving Sleep Patterns - Exercise can help you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. 

So have I convinced you? Are you at least going to consider it? Listen you're not alone and support is out there... I will even support you in your journey and cheer you on. 

Go one, give it a try and it will work in your favor. I promise!  

*Before starting any fitness routine, it's important that you check with your physician for guidance. **Statistical Information collected from WebMD. Visit for more information. 

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