Staying out of the Grey Zone
Barbara Schultze Therapy __ January 3, 2019

It’s not a secret… we’re all going to get older. That doesn’t mean that we have to becoming less active.

As you age, certain functions in your body start to slow down, including metabolism. Tasks that used to be easy start to require a bit more effort. This aging thing is a bit sneaky because you don’t notice the difference until you try to do something you haven’t done for a while. Loss of muscle mass, decline in cardiovascular fitness, balance and co-ordination start to creep in. You might also start to notice that your concentration and reflexes aren’t as sharp as they once were.

This might sound a bit terrifying, however, there is some good news. It’s possible to slow down the aging process. If you want to improve your health, here are some tips. Make sure you include these into your weekly routine:

  • Endurance training
  • Interval training
  • Strength training
  • Balance training

I think it is very interesting that we assume that aging is automatically related to loss of mobility. When did we become programmed to think like this?

These pictures were taken on a hike at Ptarmigan Cirque, Kananaskis during a visit with family in Calgary. I am so grateful that I have the health to take part in such a beautiful experience and to enjoy this with my family. I have to admit though, it does take some effort to stay fit and healthy at my age.

It’s never too late to start working towards improving your health. Taking small steps in the beginning can make a huge difference. Once you start moving forward, you’ll be surprised how far you can go.

Here are some simple tips to help you achieve better health and slow down the aging process:

  • Exercise daily
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Control portion sizes
  • Make sure to get enough sleep
  • Set realistic goals
  • Keep a positive mindset.

Take your health into your own hands and OWN it!