Fitness Tips for 50- Plus

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Strength train

Muscular strength declines with age, so strength training is key for  maintaining strength and preventing muscle atrophy at 50-plus.

Get an exercise partner

Even owning a dog will get you out and walking.

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Stretch regularly

As our bodies age, our tendons get thicker and less elastic.

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Start exercising without your doctor’s blessing.

Consult your health care provider if you have underlying health risks

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If you’re on a budget, you can get plenty of exercise at home.

Sign up for an expensive gym

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While cardiovascular exercise is important

Focus on cardio only

Pilates and certain kinds of yoga can enhance balance and core strength at 50-plus.