Fit Over 50 Tips

better fitness at 50 and beyond

Seeking fit over 50 tips? Meet military veteran and master trainer, Jake Trione, who specializes in functional fitness training to age better. Jake’s advice will help you assess your current fitness plan or motivate to create one!

Is it too late to get fit over 50?

As you age closer to your 60’s, 70’s and 80’s the effects of many dedicated years of living each day to the fullest start to become more and more noticeable. It could be that annoying pain you have in our back as you get up each morning, the afternoon nap you didn’t plan for or even worse maybe it’s the six prescription pills you are now forced to take each day. Some of the challenges will be harder to overcome than others, but the silver lining hidden amongst them is no matter your age, you can always improve your quality of life, even reverse some of these ailments to improve the long-term trajectory of your health well into your golden years. So keep reading for my fit over 50 tips.

How can I get fit after 50?

Prepare for the challenges. I am sure you have heard the saying “getting older is a blessing not everyone receives”. The truth is, getting older can just as easily become the burden not everyone receives if you fail to prepare. When it comes to exercise, I believe you should stay ahead of the game and develop a fitness program that you enjoy and can maintain well before you “need” it. If you wait until you have been diagnosed with neuropathy, osteoporosis, arthritis or any other age-related disease you will be in a thought pattern of despair. This leaves you much more likely to make unhealthy and uneducated decisions about your medical treatment, nutrition and fitness programs. Right now is a better time to implement these fit over 50 tips.

What are the best exercises for over 50?

Fitness Programs Should Be Specific and Comprehensive. Fitness after 50 should be approached a little different than in your 30’s and 40’s because the effects of your lifestyle has had 20-30 more years to cause imbalances and changes to your body and your overall fitness levels. Some of the key performance factors that tend to be neglected and need more consideration as you add years of use onto your body are balance, speed, power, joint mobility and flexibility. Always remember that everyone is different and if you have worked as a botanist studying the tops of trees in Yosemite all of your life you will have much different fitness needs than someone who uses a computer 8 hours a day.

How can I stay healthy after 50?

It is always a good idea to move more! Fitness comes in many shapes and sizes, but one thing rings true is movement is healthy at any age or ability level. We are biologically built to move (1) and the more we do the better off we are as long as we are getting proper calories and rest. The chemicals that keep us emotionally balanced and happy are increased with movement, our hearts work better with movement, or body maintains a healthy tissue balance when we move. Bottom line is all signs point to MOVE! And then make sure you get enough magnesium to help your muscles relax better.

How often should 50 year old exercise?

Consistency over Intensity.The theme of the last decade of fitness is hardcore exercise done for a 6 week and 30-day challenge, but this isn’t really the best approach to maintaining your health and functionality over the years. You should find a well-balanced moderately challenging fitness program that you enjoy and aim to do it at least 3-5 days a week. This will keep your energy better balanced and allow you to stay active most days of the week without over-training and putting yourself at risk for injury and burnout.

What gyms or fitness programs are better for seniors?

Get Social. Finding a fitness program that has a social aspect makes you more likely to stay committed, promotes making new friends, motivates you to push yourself harder and it is often more affordable than 1 on 1 coaching. At TriFitness Gym we only offer small group training of 8 members or less which allows us to provide personal coaching and social support in a fun and effective coaching program. One of our fit over 50 tips is to use your exercise as part of your social plans to keep you motivated to both exercise and be social. Studies on healthy aging have shown that loneliness is very prominent in our aging population which group training can also alleviate.

Jake Trione Certified Master Fitness Trainer & Functional Aging Specialist
Co-Owner TriFitness Gym

(1)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27723159

About the author of this Fit Over 50 Tips blog: Jake Trione is a fitness professional and wellness coach in Houston, TX. From the moment you meet him, it’s clear that he is passionate about helping people. He has a unique ability to connect and inspire on a personal level. As a Military Veteran and a Master Fitness Trainer, he has dedicated his life to serving others and his mission is to help you live an inspired and active life. Contact Jake@TriFitnessGym.com or stop by 2147 Bay Area Blvd Houston Texas 77058 today for a tour and complimentary consultation!