There’s this misconceived idea that life essentially ends after 40. This misconception carries over to fitness, as many people just refuse to hit the gym past the age of 40.
The truth is that if you’re 40 and over, you need the gym more than ever. Fitness will be key to maintaining a high quality of life if you’re in this age bracket.
The body needs movement. If you stop moving, your body stops being functional. The body needs to be active to keep the joints moving, the blood flowing, and your muscles fresh.
People who are sedentary are more likely to gain excess weight and become ill. The best thing you can do is to remain active, eat well, and embrace athletic movement as you age.
The general idea is that you will lose muscle as you age. However, this doesn’t have to be true. With consistent resistance training, you avoid muscle disuse. Muscle disuse is associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality, a decrease in cognitive function, and poor bone health.
This is why hitting the weights is one of the smartest ways to avoid the traditional traps of aging.
At Gutwrench Fitness, we provide training sessions that are designed for people 40 and over. Contact us today to learn more.