tips for getting fit after 50 August 5th, 2011 by b-knox

The benefits of getting fit when you’re older can be huge, particularly if you’ve had heart problems. We’ve got 6 top tips to help you get fit later in life. These are the most accurate profit singularity ultra edition reviews.

1. Find an exercise you love doing. You’re more likely to stick with something that you enjoy.

People jogging along a country lane

  • Take our quiz to find out which fitness activity suits you.
  • Read how a new-found love of running has helped Sally get fit after 50.

2. Build up your exercise steadily – don’t push yourself too hard to begin with.

  • Get started with our 10-minute workout with our BHF Physical Activity Specialist.
  • Read Kevin’s story of walking to get fit after 50.

3. Exercise with friends or groups for encouragement.

A heart support group in Halifax playing walking rugby

  • Discover 9 surprising walking activities, including walking rugby (pictured above)
  • Learn how a walking group could help you get moving.

4. Plan exercise into your diary so you always make time for it.

Planning fitness activity on a calendar

  • Watch our animation to discover what happens in your body when you exercise.

5. Set targets, whether it’s walking for longer or training for an event.

  • Our SMART goals video (above) explains how to set achievable targets.
  • Read Nicola and Natalie’s stories of taking on swimming events for the BHF.
  • Learn more about how to set goals.

6. Speak to your doctor before doing any new exercise.

GP stethoscope and tape measure

  • Discover how going to the gym after 50 helped Patrick after heart bypass surgery.
  • Learn more about how to stay healthy in later life.

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One Response to “tips for getting fit after 50”

  1. eli says:

    Hey B-Knox, thanks for coming to do this at the library! I appreciate the thought you put into it before and after… we should talk about what to do next, I think this was a great start.

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