Ok, I am 55 and just starting this for weight loss and toning. Looking for others in this age group for advice and support.
My activity level is less than moderate, but higher than sedentary, I do walk the golf course on the weekends, 18 holes, and take the stairs at work. I am looking to lose 30 - 35 pounds in the next 5 months and to be able to walk up the last hill on a nearby course without stopping and not completely out of breath.
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:)I'm 60 yrs old and began two months ago. There has been a change in weight and body mass. Stay with it. You will get there. Basic exercise, cardio and weight training, with good nutrition will help you get there. I'm still moving it the direction of losing wt and toning the body.Good luck.
2009/06/29, 11:49 PM
Welcome here to both of you. Gordon, at our age it's not a bad idea to check with a doctor about your exercise prospects. Assuming you've been there done that, weight training and some cardio type exercise is what you want. I use the lifting programs from this sight. There is a weight loss and definition program. I also walk about 80 miles a month.
With walking you can set your own pace. Alternate long and short with fast and slow to keep your body guessing. I'd suggest stsrting out lifting on a twice weekly schedule to get accustomed to it. Your body builds muscle at rest not while working contrary to popular belief. You can move up to 3 or 4 days a week later if you feel like it. I walk nearly every day and lift 3 days a week. I walk shorter distances on lifting days.
Your diet is the most important aspect of weight control. You need to do some homework on eating. Start by taking a look at "grocery list for healthy living" in the nutrition board here. That's agood place to start.
The most important thing you can do over all is not quit.
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I'm new on this site AND I'm 69.5,just retired in Nov. '09. I've gotten sosoft and laszy I don't seem to have the self motivation to get started! I'm healthy enough for my age. Help me get some motivation PLEASE!!!
Motivation starts and ends from within. I know this may not be the answer you are looking for, but it is the 'real' answer. I am 58, and though long since stopped competing, I look at exercise as a cheap insurance policy. In retirement, I want to be able to enjoy anything I could when I was 20. To come close to achieving this, I exercise. There you go, motivation.
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