Exercise to Live Longer
It’s important to keep moving no matter how old you are. Exercise keeps your body and your brain healthy. That is why Traveling Trainers is on a crusade to make fitness accessible and available to all those who seek a healthy lifestyle.
Why Exercise Matters
- Staying active can help you live a longer, healthier life because it can:
- Keep your bones, muscles, and joints healthy
- Make you less likely to have things like diabetes, colon cancer, and osteoporosis
- Lower your blood pressure
- Manage stress and improve your mood
- Ease symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Lower your chances of heart disease
- Manage chronic conditions like arthritis or diabetes by helping with things like stamina, joint swelling, pain, and muscle strength
- Help with your balance, so you’re less likely to fall and break bones
How Much Exercise?
As you get older, you may be a bit afraid of exercise. Maybe you think you might hurt yourself or that you have to join a gym. Or you may not be sure what exercises you should do.
The key isn’t how or where you get active, it’s just to start moving. Traveling Trainers prioritizes our clients unique goals, interests and limitations. This allows us to craft a fitness program tailored to the specific needs of the individuals we work with. This is not a one sized fits all, cookie cutter program!
Healthy adults should aim for 150 minutes of activity that gets your heart going and your blood pumping every week. While 150 minutes may sound like a lot, you don’t have to do it in big chunks. You can take a 10-minute walk around the block or spend 10 minutes sweeping the porch. It all adds up!
If you’re feeling energetic, you’ll get even more health benefits if you work up to 300 minutes or more of exercise a week. Check out our different plan offerings to find one that might fit you best.
A simple goal to start is to try to get 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise on most days. You may be able to do that some weeks and not others. Remember, it’s a goal and not a rule. Do what works for you.
How to Get Moving
There are two ways to move: exercise and physical activity.
Exercise is planned activity like booking a session with Traveling Trainers, aerobics classes, tai chi, spin classes, or swimming. Physical activity is all the creative ways we “sneak” movement into our day, like walking the dog or gardening. Adding both to your routine will help you stay healthy and live longer.
You don’t need fancy clothes or equipment with Traveling Trainers, All we need is a minimum 6 x 6 foot space, and your willingness to dive into improving you. Traveling Trainers will supply the Equipment necessary for your workout sessions. We’ll motivate you and maximize your workout during the time we have together! Some other creative ways of incorporating physical activity into your day include:
- Take a brisk walk or jog
- Ride a bike
- Rake leaves or push a lawn mower
- Go shopping (not online!)
- Sweep or dust
- Play tennis
- Walk up and down stairs
- Carry groceries
You should start to feel stronger and have more energy in just a few weeks. But always check with your doctor before suddenly becoming more active. Our trainers will take the time in our initial meeting to talk to all of our clients about any challenges or limitations they face. This helps us form both a cohesive working relationship and realistic short and long-term health, fitness and wellness objectives. We won’t judge your inabilities, your body shape, or your insecurities.
Sign up online to get started with our certified Traveling Trainers today and get started with transforming into your best self!