I recently read a great article by Dr. Karl Knopf who says all it takes for the average 50 something to stay fit is 30 minutes of walking three times a week, some regular stretching and lifting weights. At 50, I too recognize that I can no longer do all that I did when I was younger. My recently stress-fractured foot reminded me that my running days need to be limited and replaced with something gentler. AeroPilates to the rescue!
Inactivity causes bones to weaken and muscles to atrophy. Joe Pilates always touted his system as the fountain of youth, promoting flexibility, strength and mobility especially in an aging population. It is gentle, easy, painless and efficient, helping to maintain muscle mass, build bone density and promote suppleness and strength.
After 30 we lose muscle mass by 0.5% per year and after 50 the loss increases another 30%, by the time we hit 70.
Excuses like weather, time, lack of energy and ill health all contribute to a less than optimally fit society. Bad diet and lack of mobility are making us fatter than ever.
Along comes AeroPilates, a one stop shop for all of your health and fitness goals.
Everyone can get fit using this machine. Unlike Pilates on the floor, your body is supported and protected to prevent unnecessary injury. Unlike weight training, AeroPilates tones the entire body all at the same time simulating normal day to day movement and unlike high impact running, AeroPilates provides a safe and easy way to get your heart rate up without pounding on bones and joints.
I know it is a considered purchase however, when you begin to see results in the first month and quickly feel the benefits of longer muscles and better posture, you will regret that you waited an extra minute.
If you are still on the fence, then let me suggest that you start today and incorporate some of the following:
Get rid of your remote control.