• Mark Pearson

Why Fight to be Fit after 50? Plenty of Reasons!


If young people exercise largely so they can look good, well, then: Bully for them!

But by age 50, 60 or so, we’re less concerned about being “beach-body ready.” We’re more motivated by things that go deep into our consciousness and values. Some people find it helps them stick with it if they identify a primary motivator – a main reason they can remember on those days when they might not feel like it.

Being in good physical shape – with strength, endurance and flexibility – helps us remain independent and enjoy living as we please. And in the face of a global pandemic, it helps fortify us against the coronavirus. We aren't training for "6-pack abs" but rather for our very lives!!

We love hearing what drives people to live a better life. We want to know: What are your powerful, compelling reasons to run, swim, lift weights, ride bikes, etc.?

Most people say one or several of these:

  • Playing with grandchildren

  • Reducing medication

  • Travel

  • Enjoying sports and hobbies

  • Avoiding obesity, hypertension and falls

  • Social interaction

  • Better recovery from surgeries

  • Treatment of chronic conditions like Parkinson’s, diabetes and more

Do any of those strike a chord with you? Any reason is a good reason. Heck, you don’t even have to have one. “Just because” is a great answer!

But try thinking about it. Tie that reason around your finger (figuratively, of course). You might find the reminder helpful.


And if need some ideas--give us a call--we would love to help you discover the new you!


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