There are amazing men and women who are well into their 70’s and 80’s who are running marathons, winning bodybuilding competitions, and competing in national and global fitness events.
The good news is that once you do start exercising, your mobility will improve. You can overcome this challenge by starting slowly. Each day that you exercise, you’ll improve your mobility. To start, maybe try a 10 minute chair exercise for seniors or a very light 15 minute senior workout.
The same thing is true for your endurance. Sure, today you may only be able to handle 10 minute chair exercises for seniors. In a couple weeks, you may be able to handle a light 15 minute senior workout plus chair exercise for core, and every day you’ll continue to get stronger.
Fitness is something that changes over time and it doesn’t matter where you start as long as you keep going.
It’s important to let go of the concept of exercise and embrace fitness as a lifestyle. Exercise can be anything that you enjoy doing. If you love to swim, then swim. Play tennis or go golfing. Hike, bike, or lift weights. Whatever makes you smile is what you should do and try to mix it up to get some variety. If it’s boring, then find something else that moves your body and feels more like fun than a chore.
Your Body Doesn’t Cooperate with What You Want It to Do
The bottom line is that regardless of the challenges you may face, it’s important to address them head on and to give it time. You will become more mobile, stronger, and more coordinated sooner than you think.
You’re never too old to do anything, and you’re certainly not too old to exercise.