Get your mindset fully ready! Just stating you want to be in shape is easy, but you have to be mentally ready to make serious changes to your lifestyle since this is not a fad, this is a lifestyle change. Your actions are what will make the difference, not your words. Immediately stop using words such as “I want” or “I wish” and replace them with “I will” and “I am going to”.
- Studies show people who remain active in midlife are more likely to have better physical body function and continue to be active well into later life.
- Researchers report an increase in older players involved in team sports but not in the numbers of injuries sustained by members of this age group requiring medical treatment.
- Many of the injuries sustained by older athletes result from lack of proper preparation and can be reduced through training and improved muscle strength.
Recent American studies have shown that people who get physical exercise in midlife are much more likely to still be active at 70, with positive effects on all kinds of conditions associated with ageing, including osteoarthritis, falls and hip fracture, cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases, cancer, diabetes and obesity.
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