Like it or not, working out is not just for the 25-year-old hardbodies you in every other ad on TV or posing and posting on Instagram. If you’re 50 years old or over, you need to keep fit more than ever, especially as a truck driver whose health can keep you from getting a med car so you can continue working.
However, because you over 50, you shouldn’t enroll in a gym and start pumping free weights and using every machine in the place. Medical experts say one of the best things that women over 50 can do is keep moving. This doesn’t mean running a marathon. Instead, it means taking up or continuing some activities that use all of your body parts, give you an aerobic workout and can help you build strength as well.
The benefits are many:
lowered risk of heart disease
reduced high blood pressure
fend off osteoarthritis
combat the possibility of osteoporosis
Plus, these seven activities will also improve your mental health by reducing stress and keeping depression and loneliness at bay.
They key is not to overdo. Start slow, and as with all exercise programs, consult with your health care provider before beginning any new routines.