Exercise at My age???
I had to join in on this Health Hub Mob thing...I mean after all we are all not in our 20's or 30's or even 40's...like me I am 68 and fat and sassy and loving life as it is for me today..."100 years goes by faster then you think" ....a song by Kenny Chessney
Oh I have my health problems..Diabetes, arthritis, knee problems and of course overweight for my age...but I am in good health???lol Well I did almost die a few months back...but this event has changed my outlook on living and caring and EXERCISING.....so let me tell you a short story....(oops be right back have a doctor appt.) Was a foot doctor appt. is very important to have a pedicure every 2 months when you have diabetes...
So back to my story...after my near death experience and what my family went through I came to the realization exercise was of the utmost importance.....I needed to stay in a nursing home for 2 weeks to gather my thoughts, my strength and realize I needed to get into a better exercise mode.
The rehab they did there was intense and I did exercises on a machine called Nustep...you sit down to do this, and since my knees are so bad I really can't walk and it is very painful....but on this machine it is like walking and jogging...it keeps track of your heart rate, the calories you burn, how many steps you take and how many per minute. I has a tension setting from one to ten for difficulty in your workout. I began at 1 and am now up to 6 for 40 minutes a day at one time.
You can use just the foot work alone or the arm work alone or both at the same time. You can walk as fast as you want or as slow as you want. For as long as you want...and all the while watching t.v. or listening to music or praying. It is not too big of a machine, but does cost around 2,000. but heck I deserve it and so out came the charge card...It has wheels on one end so you can move it..(but is heavy) They set it up for you when it arrives and this is the only machine the company makes....
Anyway I love it...I am now getting a good work out and even workout with 3 lb. weights...because the more you do the better you feel. My heart rate is good and this machine keeps me breathing hard and even work up a sweat....there are others out there...I just prefered this one..sturdy and adjustable and easily done too.
I guess my point is "where there's a will..there is a way" and at any age it is wise to exercise..you just need to find what works best for you and go for it....:o) Hugs