1. Get a professional opinion
As a senior, fitness is probably one of the last things on your mind. But you still need to get the right amount of exercise to be healthy. Check with your doctor if you have concerns. Discuss the kinds of activities you’d like to engage in and the potential impact they could have on any pre-existing conditions.
2. Start slow with exercise
Overdoing your exercise routine in the beginning is the number one reason why people give up, so remember to pay attention to signals your body is sending you. If it hurts, don’t do it. If it makes you dizzy, stop. If all else fails, don’t underestimate the power of walking: it’s inexpensive and therapeutic.
3. Follow your heart
Despite what people may tell you, exercise should be fun. Choose activities you enjoy. Hate the idea of running on a treadmill? Try hiking. Dislike lifting weights? Try swimming. If you adore cycling and ride your bike regularly for pleasure, you could wind up fit by default.