Sport Benefits

The 50 plus group is fast becoming a group to be reckoned with both socially, economically and socially.   As a group it’s numbers are increasing rapidly.   It’s group members are healthier, more active and involved in society than previous generations, and many have more disposable income than previous generations. Far from sitting down taking life easy, women (and men) in this group are likely to be on the move.  Many are off to seek adventures abroad, others are going back to university to improve their education, whilst others are contemplating setting up a new business venture.

Many of your new found activities could benefit your health as well as providing you with social contact which can help lift your spirits.   Let’s look in more detail at how some of these activities will improve your strenght,stamina and suppleness and help you retain your physical independence.   For example:

WALKING   

Strength                **

Stamina                **

Suppleness           *

SWIMMING

Strength                ***

Stamina                ***

Suppleness           **

EXERCISE TO MUSIC       

Strength               ***

Stamina                ***

Suppleness           ***

CYCLING

Strength                ***

Stamina                ***

Suppleness           **

BADMINTON

Stamina                ***

Strength                ***

Suppleness           ***

TENNIS

Stamina                ***

Strength                ***

Suppleness           ***

SQUASH

Strength                ***

Stamina                ***

Suppleness           ***

GARDENING

Strength                **

Stamina                **

Suppleness           *

DANCING       

Strength                ***

Stamina                ***

Suppleness           **

PERSONAL TRAINING

Strength                ***

Stamina                ***

Suppleness           ***

A personal trainer can encourage you to look after your body and motivate you to be more active in the privacy of your own home.   The National Register of Personal Trainers (NRPT) has over 1,000 teachers on their list and refer enquiries to fully qualified and insured Personal Fitness Trainers throughout the country.   After an initial assessment a plan of action is drawn up and varies greatly from person to person. Dependending on physique, ability, and personal requirements.   The advantage of having a personal trainer is the total flexibility, they will fit into your timetable and come to your home.   You can have the programme tailored to your level of fitness and physical abilities, go at your own pace, and under supervision you can confidently build up your level of fitness.

Feeling good is about having a positive attitude to life.   We should never look back and dwell on our failures or have regrets   We must always look forward with optimism.   It’s never too late  to ajust your lifestyle.   You’re never too old to change your habits – or to help yourself to better health.   Take good care of your body and your looks.   Be more active and eat a well blanced diet.   Be aware of your finances.   Nuture your relationships, love and respect your family and friends.   Continue to listen and learn, and always keep an open mind.   Enjoy the rest of your life!

“We can’t beat Old Father Time… no – but some women drive a mighty close bargain with him”