There are several posts that are designed to encourage you. My article series provides middle age men and woman on staying active later in life. This specific post provides men and women on where to begin, it helps you to avoid injuries, getting bored, and staying motivated. My other post provides motivational pictures that’s located in the series gallery.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted an article on their website, The Benefits of Physical Activity. This site can provide you information on weight control, reducing risks of diseases, strengthening your bones and muscles. The following is a quote from this site:
Everyone can gain the health benefits of physical activity – age, ethnicity, shape or size do not matter.
There are many myths about exercising and aging, the one that sticks in my head is from the helpguide.org.
It’s too late! I’m already too old to start exercising…..FACT: You’re never too old to start exercising and improve your health. In fact, adults who take up exercise later in life often show greater physical and mental improvements than their younger counterparts. If you’ve never exercised before, or its been awhile, you wont be encumbered by the same sports injuries that many regular exercisers experience in later life. In other words, there aren’t as many miles on your clock so you’ll quickly start reaping the rewards. Just begin with gentle activities and build up from there.
In my next article in this series, I will be covering Resources to help you stay active.