If you asked a hundred people what their New Year’s resolution was, the response from the vast majority would have something to do with fitness. We all know we need to exercise for overall health and wellbeing (whether we actually do it or not is a different story) and current research points to the ability to prevent certain diseases and even postpone the negative effects of aging for decades through exercise.
Check out these tips and stories to help you maintain and improve your fitness. FITFOREVER is the choice to discover your best body and your best life.
By now, you’ve probably noticed that exercise tubing plays a starring role in many of our workouts. At FITFOREVER, we’re big fans of that simple, little piece of equipment and for very good reason.
Most of us know that the body can deteriorate and wear down with age. But, as my good friend Chris Crowley, co-author of the NYT bestselling Younger Next Year series, says — you can basically halt that decline until your late 80s or 90s with diet and exercise.
Okay, we’re still laying down the heavy timbers. Here is a second set of basic points you’ll want to keep in mind as you take up the FITFOREVER regimen: You truly need to do two kinds of exercises – aerobics and strength training – which do very different things for you. You may prefer one or the other; doesn’t matter. You have to do both, or you’ll go straight to hell. Sorry.
From Chris Crowley, creator and co-author of the New York Times bestselling Younger Next Year books.
Congratulations. You are embarking on a regimen that will change your life in astonishing and wonderful ways. Let’s talk about that for a minute, up front… set the darned old hook and get you committed.
Recently, I was stopped in my tracks by an article in the national news with the headline: “Average person feels too OLD to workout at 41”. Surprising? Disturbing? In this survey of 2,000 adults, most pegged 41 years old as the age when one becomes too old to work out regularly.
Maybe you’ve never heard the term. Maybe you’ve heard it but wondered: what exactly does neutral spine mean? And why is it so important? The definition is quite simple: neutral spine means good posture as it relates to your back and neck.
You start a round of golf feeling physically great and excited about the day ahead. Then, a few holes in, it happens. Your lower back starts acting up and it becomes increasingly more difficult to make a swing, place the ball on the tee and pick it up after you’ve made a putt.