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Physical Preparation For Retirement

As we age, we begin to find that getting older is not as easy as some of the media makes it look like. In fact, we find we do not have the energy we once had or the strength we had either for starters

Getting older becomes a where were you have to learn to become not only mentally tougher and learn to embrace the ups and downs that comes with aging but you have to prepare yourself as well to become physically stronger as well.

To think that you can now sit back once you reach retirement age and coast and live the good life is not the game plan that will bring you a winning outcome.

Remember, you're either growing or you're dying.

In fact, you really need to start preparing your body for the day to day rigors of aging and learn to fight time as it began years ago before your  retirement of stripping your body of muscle, slowing down your metabolism, interfering with your sleep, and just making it harder to do the functional activities you need or want to do, just to name a few of a long list of declining attributes if you sit back idly and allow it.

Too many of us just chalk the above-mentioned up as " a normal part of aging" again like I have mentioned in previous posts, that is old school thinking, that is the way my grandparents thought for instance.

Sure there are physical changes that take place but that is not the signal to fold up camp and let time run all over you like a freight train.

I would say you need to get on the bandwagon of a full all-out assault on building up your physical body and mental performance by the time you are 50 before your retirement years are on top of you.

The sooner you start a strength training program that continues to show progression and you become knowledgeable in what you are doing along with learning as much as you can about fine-tuning your eating habits and your food intake, for example, the better prepared you are.

Why wait and try to have a cram course on how to get stronger and healthier as you age after your family doctor gives you an ultimatum at 62 or, you find out you can hardly carry a bag of groceries from the car without falling over due to poor cardiovascular conditioning.

And for those of you who have been using the excuse that you do not exercise because of a bad knee, hip, or shoulder, look into getting it repaired if needed, or total joint replacement surgery if it's required and get yourself set up for a healthier and more productive life ahead.

I  have a knee right now that will need replacing due to chronic knee pain and as far as I am concerned the sooner the better because I find it is interfering with my quality of life and my overall body strengthening and conditioning program and I will tell you that that does not work in my camp!

As the saying goes, preparation breeds confidence and if you expect to go into your retirement years shuffling your feet and just getting by then this blog post was not for you, however if you expect to live your remaining years at the highest quality of life and keep your medical costs in check then it's time to get started right now in becoming a stronger and healthier version of yourself.

Not next week, not when you retire but today get yourself geared up to attack life and live like a champion!

Richard Haynes PTA, CPT
Total Joint Fitness LLC
Bradenton, Florida.

This post first appeared on The Age Defiant Warrior, please read the originial post: here

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Physical Preparation For Retirement


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