Part of active aging is taking care of your feet and face, especially if you walk outdoors as often as I do. If your feet are in pain, you won’t want to walk, dance, stand, run, or anything else that is upright. And I’m fairly vain, so I want to have skin that is sunburn-resistant and elastic. Dry and wrinkly is a great way to advertise raisins, not faces.
As a boomer and group fitness instructor with one reconstructed knee and a fused big toe (both due to soccer), I am always mindful about the surfaces I exercise on. Some surfaces hurt; others feel cushiony and safe. Whether you have an injury or are trying to prevent one, it’s smart to work out on a forgiving, protective surface. I tested out Regupol flooring to see if it met the Three S’s.
Do you plan to continue working out while anticipating and minimizing stresses on your “not getting any younger” body? Adapt your exercise outlook to incorporate 6 tips specifically for active aging adults, aka baby boomers!
Want to run in place and not in Bad Company Running with the Pack? Or are you ready to Run Run Run Run Away to a Safe, Effective, Minimal Joint Stress Starship? Are butt kickers the best or the worst for in-place runners and boomers who want to protect their knees? You’ll know once you watch our video.
As you age, do you have aches and pains that come and don’t go? In fact, a huge percentage of fitness professionals and active women suffer from chronic pain. This pain epidemic seems to be a silent one in the workout world. Are you someone whose ongoing pains affect your ability to exercise, be comfortable in your body, or enjoy once-beloved activities? If so, then consider whether CranioSacral Therapy (CST) might work for you.
Is there a “best” surface for running? If so, is it grass, sand, concrete, asphalt, an indoor track, a waterbed? Okay, we snuck that last one in. Sort of. This might be a trick question. The answer is “it depends.” Sort of. As boomer women who have given birth, we can definitely say that if we ran on concrete, we’d need Depends.
Is there a “best” way to train for walking a half marathon after knee surgery? Elliptical or treadmill? Indoors or out? Strength train or cardio? All these either/ or choices. When you are a twin, the best choice is the one that will help you beat your sister.
After 3 decades each teaching fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages, Alexandra and I have had posed to us a lot of interesting fitness questions. As you might suspect, people all over the world have similar concerns and workout goals. And many of the questions repeat. Over time, generations, and borders. Over and over.
Can you guess which questions are the most common?
As we age, are supplements necessary? Do they help with boomer health? With all the contradictory research out there, it’s hard to know what to believe or do. So we set out to discover whether specific supplements could help us with specific complaints.
Like me, are you suffering from joint pain that threatens to limit or curtail your best laid plans to be active the rest of your life? We Baby Boom Chicka Boomers were Born Free to Live Free and Stay Free with our exercise plans. What are your plans? Wonder what I’ve tried?