BULLETIN THE FIT BODY THE #1 SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS FITNESS, FAMILY, HEALTH, AND LIVING THE GOOD LIFE ON THE EASTERN SHORE
WWW.DAPHNEFBBC.COM AUGUST 2017
NOT AS YOUNG AS YOU USED TO BE?
With current technology and medicine, most people alive today will hit their mid-to-late 80s. Staying in shape as you age isn’t about living longer; it’s about having a great quality of life between 55 and 85. And that’s our goal with Fit Body Forever: to help you enjoy your life as you age. Want to know more? I literally wrote the book on the subject. It’s called “The Pinnacle,” and I highly recommend it to anybody who wants to maintain a good level of fitness as they age.
There’s a myth in our society that once you hit 55, you need to slow down and take it easy. That’s just not true! Look, I’m not saying that as we enter old age we should be lining up to fight an 800-pound gorilla.
But people don’t have to restrict themselves to walks around the neighborhood, either. We recently had our grand-opening party for Fit Body Forever, an expansion of our existing programs and facilities. About 250 people showed up, and we had an awesome time unveiling the new things we’re going to be doing. Many of them center around busting that “slow down as you age” myth. Most people over the age of 55 are concerned about injury, which can be a risk with any exercise. But moderate exercise, especially exercise in a gym with trainers, doesn’t pose a high risk of injury. Actually, the opposite is true: If you stay in the best shape possible as you age, your ability to avoid common injuries like slips, trips, and falls will be much better. And your quality of life will be better too; you can spend more time challenge yourself. Most important of all, the day-to-day challenges of aging — like getting out of a chair or out of a car that’s low to the ground — won’t be nearly as troublesome. playing with the grandkids, swinging a golf club, and finding other ways to
Of course, there are also plenty of resources available right here at our facilities. Our staff is competent and knowledgeable, and I’ve spent a lot of time studying aging and how fitness plays a role in our well-being after age 55. If you want to know more, why not stop in and chat with us? We work with all kinds of people of all ages and with different goals for their fitness. Whether you want to run a half-marathon at 75 or just be comfortable raking the yard this fall, we can help. Slow down as you
age? Why would you do that? The best years are still ahead.
- Steven Hadley
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