There is no denying that your body changes throughout your life, and that what felt good when we were 25 may not feel so great when we are 65.
But should you stop (or start) doing some things after you hit a certain age? Yes!
Remember These 3 Tips When Exercising After 50
As you age, the best way to continue doing the things you love is to never stop them. But it won’t hurt to be aware of the things you may need to think about that you may not have considered in your 20s.
1. Be Smarter About High-Impact Exercises
High-impact exercises such as jumping and running can effectively help your bones and create better muscular power (which is very important to healthy aging). But the likelihood of arthritis and other joint issues also increases with age.
There is definitely is a role for impact, but it is very specific to every person.
Pay attention to how your body responds to high-impact exercises and, if you are new to them, gradually ease into them slowly with one set each week.
2. Prioritize Your Recovery
As you get older, you might find you have to be more intentional about your recovery.
Inflammation tends to increase as we get older, so we must spend time with recovery techniques. That means paying attention to your body and getting good rest in between exercises, but also using active recovery techniques such as foam rolling. And don’t forget about your sleep — it plays a crucial role in recovery.
3. Eat More Protein
One crucial piece to your recovery process is getting more protein. And your body really needs more recovery-fueling protein as you get older.
Muscle tissue is less responsive to protein as you age, according to a June 2016 Nutrients report, which partly shows why our muscle mass goes away later in life.
Another landmark study in found that by consuming 1.5 grams of protein for each kilogram of body weight every day, older adults could significantly help their muscle health. For a 180-pound person, that means eating 123 grams each day.
Author: Steven Sinclaire