Updated: Feb 11, 2021
You are never too old, out of shape, or unhealthy to start a new health/fitness/wellbeing program (always speak with your doctor first of course, especially if you have a pre-existing/ chronic condition). Once you have medical clearance, there is truly no time like the present. I have worked with people ages 18-90 years old. With age, our bodies naturally lose strength and endurance, unless we do something about it. If you do not do something about it, this can have lasting effects on your health and wellbeing contributing to more doctors appointments and medications which are costly, time consuming, and often uncomfortable.
This new health and fitness program that you start does not need to be a 24/7/365 makeover. I recommend a gradual change of habits for a snowball effect of health. I have noticed with myself that when I add in new health behaviors, like limiting alcohol consumption, I naturally begin to change other health behaviors, like having a more consistent sleep schedule. This is just one example.
Another example may be you are sedentary, and decide to start walking more. After adding in 30 minutes of walking every day, you realize you are craving water instead of soda or juice. This increase in water consumption is yet another positive health change that occurred naturally after increasing your walking. A positive effect of not drinking these sugary drinks? Well for one, they are expensive, lead to diabetes, weight gain, sugar cravings, among others issues.
There are dozens of examples of the snowball effect of health behavior change. I recommend finding one thing that you are most interested in trying, start there, see how you feel and what other changes this brings for you. Maybe you don’t know where to start? Email me firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss what a good starting point might be for you and how to reach your goals and ultimately #domorewithlesspain.