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bmh09
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-11-2012

Do you exercise regularly?

I am a 68-year-old woman who exercises 6 out of 7 days a week. I usually go to my local YMCA to take regular classes (not ones designed for seniors) and do 5k on the treadmill once a week. Is there any other senior out there who has a similar exercise routine, or am I kind of a freak?!  I'm very interested in finding out typical fitness schedules of people my age.
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foxbrent
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-24-2013

Re: Do you exercise regularly?

Yes I did 10- 20 push ups and sit ups every morning and some capuera before the day ends.
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vegaspeach
Posts: 56
Registered: ‎06-28-2009

Re: Do you exercise regularly?

I do enjoy walking on a regular basis and during the nice weather I get into a regular routine of walking for at least an hour each morning. We have only 2-3 months of cold here and during that time I do zumba classes.
I always feel better and have much more energy when I start the day with a walk or class.
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GlassKnees
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎03-23-2010

Re: Do you exercise regularly?

Yes, I exercise regularly. I'm a 62 year old male. I ride a bike, typically 35 - 40 miles at least four days/week. I have ridden 100 miles in under 6 hours. I also swim - about 2000 yards (10 sets of 200's - kicks, pulls).I also lift weights, mainly focus on legs - Need muscle strength around damanged knee for stability, and focusing on upper body strength to improve my swimming.
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roxeli
Posts: 78
Registered: ‎12-20-2012

Re: Do you exercise regularly?

I'm a 51 year runner so I train for races six day a week.  That has me runnning 18 to 24 miles per week, strength training 3 times per week, and I don't drive so I walk EVERYWHERE. 

I can't even begin to imagine a sedentary lifestyle for myself at ANY age.  I love being active.  I'm addicted to fitness.  I feel great and have no health issues.  I also keep a clean diet of mostly raw fruits and veggies with no animal products besides honey and some goat cheese on occassion. 
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RT59
Posts: 36
Registered: ‎05-04-2013

Re: Do you exercise regularly?

I'm 56 and alternate between running 6 miles one day and calisthenics/weights the next. I used to run pretty much every day, but as my knees get older I find it better to give them a break every other day and do other kinds of strengthening exercises with them on the off days.

Weight control is more of a problem as I get older. Exercise alone isn't enough; I've had to start watching intake (do some dieting). When I was younger, if I needed to lose a few pounds I just ran a bit further. But nowadays if I try to do a sudden increase in my workout, I just end up injuring myself. So now I have to be a little more holistic and look at both intake and output of calories and strike a balance.
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AARPTeri
Posts: 786
Registered: ‎10-09-2007

Re: Do you exercise regularly?

It is proven how important exercise is for your mind as well.  Here is a recent article AARP wrote regarding it:

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AARPTeri
Posts: 786
Registered: ‎10-09-2007

Re: Do you exercise regularly?

Here is a great new article that gives 50+ best all around exercises!
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gymdandee
Posts: 2,148
Registered: ‎08-25-2012

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I'm 68 years old and belong to a gym. I go Mon.- Fri. I do strength and cardio. Strength on Mon. Wed. and Fri. Cardio Mon- Fri. I do Strength first and Cardio last. The Cardio is an interval cardio it's called the Peak 8 Routine. I used to have my own home gym but my wife and I are looking to downsize and move to an adult community. My picture is below.


 


 


In Response to Do you exercise regularly?:

I am a 68-year-old woman who exercises 6 out of 7 days a week. I usually go to my local YMCA to take regular classes (not ones designed for seniors) and do 5k on the treadmill once a week. Is there any other senior out there who has a similar exercise routine, or am I kind of a freak?!  I'm very interested in finding out typical fitness schedules of people my age.
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MichaelSpitzer
Posts: 364
Registered: ‎09-01-2013

Re: Do you exercise regularly?


For most people over 50, the combination of a healthy diet + 30 minutes of cardio exercise  and weight resistance training 3 days per week can make a WORLD of difference.

I think many folks are beginning to realize weight training + cardio + logical eating is the closest thing we have to an "anti-aging" or at least "slowing the hands of time" elixir.


Michael Spitzer
www.highpointproducts.com




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