When planning your retirement lifestyle it’s a good idea to think about how to add exercise into your routine. Many people who haven’t made exercise a regular part of their lives may think that it will be difficult but retirement is a great time to start a new lifestyle. Fitness expert, Pete McCall, joins me on this episode of Retirement Starts Today to discuss how you can start a workout regimen in retirement. We discuss the benefits of exercise, whether to talk to your doctor first, what kind of gym to join, and much more. Join me for this discussion with Pete McCall to find out what you need to know to add exercise to your retirement lifestyle.Join me for this discussion with @PeteMc_Fitness to find out what you need to know to add exercise to your #retirement lifestyle. Click To Tweet
Outline of This Episode
- [3:32] Retirement is a great time to start a new lifestyle
- [5:34] Should you really talk to a doctor before starting an exercise routine?
- [8:11] What specific benefits will someone receive from starting an exercise regimen?
- [11:10] What benefits should you look for and what timeline can you expect?
- [13:28] When should you begin an exercise routine?
- [17:15] Where should you exercise?
Retirement is a great time to begin a healthy lifestyle
Retirement is a great time to exercise and become more physically active. Physical activity includes any kind of body movement including doing household chores, gardening, and walking. Exercise is planned physical activity. When thinnking about your retirement lifestyle think about how you can be more physically active throughout the day not just at the gym. Its important to consider doing activities that you enjoy doing and that you can do consistently. Even if you haven’t been physically active for most of your life you can still begin in retirement. It’s never too late to become physically active and begin a healthy lifestyle.#Retirement is a great time to begin a #HealthyLifestyle Click To Tweet
Should you really talk to a doctor before starting an exercise routine?
You always see those signs that say you should talk to a doctor before starting to exercise, but are those there just for show or is it actually important? Pete McCall says it is important to talk to a doctor especially for anyone over 50 before starting an exercise program. You want to find out if there are any underlying stressors are in your body. He advises you to ask your doctor if there is anything that you need to be concerned about before adding exercise to your retirement lifestyle. This way you will know that you can participate in any exercise while being aware of your risk factors.
What are the benefits of adding exercise to your retirement lifestyle?
You will either pay for wellness now or you will pay for sickness later. One of the biggest risk factors for illness later is a lack of physical activity. People who sit 10-12 hours a day have the same risk factor for illness as someone who smokes a half a pack of cigarettes each day. Don’t worry about the costs of getting healthy because it is much more affordable than getting sick. Exercise isn’t just about changing appearance it’s about improving the quality of our lives. Do you plan to add exercise to your retirement lifestyle?#Fitness is having the ability to do what you want to do when you want to do it. Click To Tweet
How should I plan exercise in retirement?
Before beginning an exercise regimen think about what your goals are. What do you want to be able to do? Just like in financial retirement planning, you need to set out your expectations from the beginning and define your goals. Identify what you want to do in your retirement. Fitness is having the ability to do what you want to do when you want to do it. So give some thought as to why you want to start a healthy lifestyle. Do you want to have the energy to play with your grandkids? Do you want to take a cruise each year? Do you want to hike Machu Picchu or even Mount Everest? What are your exercise goals for your retirement lifestyle?
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