Maintaining health after fifty requires cardio, weightlifting, and a balanced diet

That is what Dr. Nicholas Van Der Ahe, an essential consideration doctor with Chamber Wellbeing Floyd, said would be of extraordinary advantage to people north of 50.

“Try to get at least two-and-a-half hours of exercise a week,” he said. “That’s about 150 minutes of exercise throughout the week. It’s shown to have great benefits for people over 50.”

That incorporates an equilibrium of cardio and weightlifting.

“Keep moving,” he said. “When you slow down, your body does the same. You want to keep things like arthritis at bay? Stay active. Do as much as you can comfortably do. I’m not saying you have to go out and run a marathon. But get some pool work in, or get on a bicycle or the elliptical. Do some yoga.”

Tammy Sprayberry as of late turned 51 and said she’s put forth a genuine attempt to eat better. In any case, she just began practicing routinely around five or quite a while back. She recruited a fitness coach.

“It’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” she said. “If you’re just trying to get started on sort of a fitness journey and you have the means, I would recommend hiring a personal trainer. So many times you try to join a gym and you overdo it or get frustrated. But if you find someone who understand where you are fitness-wise it makes a world of difference.

Sprayberry began with 5 pound arm loads. Presently she’s as much as 30 pound loads.

She needs to guarantee other people who are past the age of 50 that starting living a better and more dynamic lifestyle is in no way, shape or form past the point of no return. Regardless of whether you can’t get a fitness coach, she said, do little activities and work from that point.

“Start where you can,” she said. “When I started jogging I went to my driveway and jogged to my mailbox and walked back. That’s all I could do. Gradually I added a little more distance. Don’t be afraid to start as slowly as you need to and gradually increase. But start.”

Sprayberry made a little outline to follow her activities. Also, she continued to graph her advancement which came in little additions from the outset. However, it didn’t remain as such.

As of late, she finished the Savage Race, an obstruction race in which members need to finish various surprising snags prior to arriving at the end goal.

In 2019, Sprayberry finished a marathon.

“It was a shorter sprint distance but it’s still a triathlon,” she said. “A friend suggested we do that and I said I can’t do a triathlon. I don’t know how to swim. My friend told said “Well, take swimming lessons.” So I did. I think I came in next to last, but I did it. I’ve done several since then.

Since starting a wellness venture, Tammy has lost north of 100 lbs.

“I still eat some things that probably aren’t great for me and I still have a beer on a Friday night,” she said. “But I also do CrossFit. The gym I go to is so encouraging. Every victory I have is a victory for them too. When I go in the morning I’m the oldest one there, but that doesn’t matter.”

Matt Christiansen is 52 and said he comes from “low and durable Irish stock.” He could have done without how he took a gander at an early age and continued to over-practice and didn’t eat right.

At 48 he began doing yoga which he said totally changed his body.

“It’s one of those things you don’t think is hard but it’s incredibly hard,” he said. “It’s hard but it had so many benefits for me. It completely transformed my body. I’d been working out (in a gym) for years but never saw more impact on my core and my stability than when I started doing yoga. It just gave me a better awareness of how I’m standing and sitting.”

What’s more, it’s available, he said. Nearly anybody can make it happen. You can join a class or get a teacher or you can do it at home.

“When you go to yoga it’s probably the most rewarding as far as results you can see and the mental side of it as well,” Matt said. “You go in and work your butt off but you’re so zen at the end. There’s something new to learn every day whether that’s hitting a new pose or fixing your form a little bit or tapping into cues your instructor is giving you.”

Van Der Ahe likewise said your eating routine is more critical to your wellbeing as you age.

“Eat a lot of fruits, vegetables and whole grains,” he said. “If I had pick one of the diets that I’d really recommend for people over 50 it would be the Mediterranean Diet. It includes fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, whole grains and healthy fats such as avocados and olive oil as opposed to saturated fats.

“And remember to stay active,” he added. “That’s the key.”