Exercise and Fitness for the Mature Adult

You do not have to be in your 20s, 30s, or 40s to reap the benefits of exercise and fitness. Older, mature adults from 50 on can benefit from an exercise fitness program. More and more, older adults are beginning to get involved in regular exercise and fitness programs.

The most popular exercise and fitness activities for older adults are swimming and walking.

Swimming exercises every muscle in the body, but is easy on the knees and joints. If you have problem with arthritis, swimming may be a good exercise and fitness activity for you. Local community adult schools sometimes sponsor water-based calisthenics in their exercise and fitness programs.

Walking is another good exercise and fitness activity. Senior centers offer walking clubs for members. Brisk walking is one of the best forms of exercise. Scenic walks or walks through your neighborhood can prove to be interesting if you vary your route. Mall walking is good during inclement weather. You are inside with protection from the elements.

Diet plays an important part in an exercise fitness part. A high fiber and low carbohydrate diet may work for you. The carbohydrates should be from whole grains and protein from more lean portions of meat to limit fat. This will contribute to your overall health.

The generation known as the “baby boomers” is now reaching retirement age. A great number have set themselves apart from previous generations by watching their diet, controlling their weight, and making exercise and fitness a part of their lives. Medical science has made breakthroughs with new procedures, medications, and treatment. This generation will tend to live longer. For those who have made exercise and fitness a part of their lives and continue to do so, they will live longer and have healthier and happier lives.