Good range of exercising options
As you start to get on in years it is important to try and maintain your own interests, social life and fitness level to a certain degree.
When it comes to exercise it can sometimes be difficult to find something suitable but there are a good range of options available. One of the more simpler choices for this time of the year is to phone a friend to go walking with. And with the fabulous frosty mornings, resulting in picture perfect days, there is plenty of opportunity to do so. If you are a little gym shy, it might be a good idea to invest in a piece of cardiovascular equipment for your own home. Put it in front of the television, tune into your favourite programme and before you know it, you’ll be so absorbed in what you are watching, you won’t even realise you have been strolling along for half an hour or more. Fitness DVDs are another great way of exercising, whether it be pilates, yoga or aerobics. If you have the self-discipline to follow them they provide a good work out and are structured from beginners to advanced, ensuring they are suitably tailored to your particular needs. Low impact exercise is particularly useful and swimming and cycling are two that fall into this category. Swimming is great for those with painful arthritic joints and coupled with a little aqua-jogging is a fabulous way to tone-up. And for those wishing to keep their minds active and and their days full, why not join a club, such as lawn bowls, croquet or perhaps golf. Other possibilities for people keener on indoor pursuits are bridge and indoor bowls. Hand crafts like knitting, crochet, woodwork and needlework are also a great way to keep busy, particularly during the cooler months.