Well, that’s what my mother reckons!! Or was it 40? I’m 47 so I may as well book my hospital bed now so the doctors can take care of me when I’m broken!
Actually I’m 47 ½! Do you remember as a child, when you used to say the ½ bit?! Not so much as an adult!
Do we lose our fitness as we age? Are we less healthy? Are we in more danger of being ill more often?
Interesting questions and I’m guessing you’ve answered ‘yes’ to all of them.
Hang on though…
It is true that once you pass 30, 40 and beyond, you can lose your fitness, you can be less healthy and you can be in more danger from illness.
The common view is that getting older means having less function (becoming forgetful, fatigued etc) but this is a misconception.
Many people can actually achieve a life span that is equal to their health span – or, in other words, healthy til the bitter end!
The thing is…
It is oxidative stress (or rusting) that is the root cause of all age-related disease. Rusting is the end result of stress on your system over the years.
On the outside, you may start to get wrinkles. On the inside, you’re getting closer to arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s etc.
I don’t want to alarm you there, by the way!
Maybe my mother is right.
If you believe in the ‘western’ idea that you have to rely on drugs to support you as you age, that’s your prerogative.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Now, I’m not saying that I have found the elixir of life or anything but I believe in controlling oxidative stress by implementing some simple changes in your life.
Now, I train women – some are over 30, some over 40, some over 50 and some over 60. I have to convince them that, by following my methods, they won’t have to rely so much on our western drugs to support their health as they age.
I’m not saying drugs can’t help – they have their place.
But let’s get our lifestyles sorted.
Life doesn’t stop or go downhill just because you reach 30, 40, 50 or 60. For me, life truly just began at 40. I just want to reassure you that as you age, you CAN:
• Get stronger
• Lose weight (if that’s your goal)
• Get fitter
• Get faster
• Be healthier
I’m fitter at 47 than I was at 26. Really.
It’s all about what you eat, when you eat, how you move, how much exercise you do, how much water you drink, how well you sleep, how much stress you hold onto etc.
Get all those things right and you CAN be your best into your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. You need to control your oxidative stress levels.
You need to know the ‘How to’.
That’s where I come in to help you. Why figure it all out for yourself when I have the solutions?
What can I offer you?
Personal training means I work with you on a 1-to-1 or 1-to-2 basis to make you fitter and healthier as you get older: Personal Training
Group training means I work with small groups of women to make them fitter and healthier in a friendly, non-intimidating environment: Group Training
Online training means I work with you via videos, PDFs, emails and eBooks. More on this to come over the next couple of weeks.
If you want to stay fit and healthy and give yourself the best chance to achieve a life span that is equal to your health span, get in touch or click on one of the links above.