It's Never Too Late to Start Moving!
It’s important to take care of our physical well-being, especially as one ages. While researchers continue to study how to slow or prevent age-related declines in physical health, according to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), they’ve already discovered multiple ways to improve the chances of maintaining optimal health later in life. Taking care of your physical well-being involves staying active, making healthy food choices, getting enough sleep and proactively managing your healthcare. Small changes in each of these areas can go a long way to support healthy aging.
This episode explores the importance of physical activity and keeping active. Whether you love it or hate it, physical activity is a cornerstone of healthy aging. There’s plenty of evidence that supports that people who are active not only live longer but also may live better—meaning they enjoy more years of life without pain or disability. Most importantly, it is never too late to start! So, let’s get ready to “move it, move it!” and be inspired to live our best life.
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We are joined by fitness expert Colleen Sieber, who will provide her insights on the topic.
Colleen fell in love with fitness while serving as a military police officer in the US Army. She then spent 18 years in the fitness and wellness industry as a business consultant and fitness trainer before joining CarePatrol, the nation’s largest and most trusted senior living placement organization with over 150 Local Senior Care Advisors throughout the US., as Operations Director. Colleen holds certifications as an American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.) personal trainer, Crossfit Coach and Sport Performance Coach. During her time as a trainer, her specialty was functional movement training with older adults. Colleen remains extremely passionate about helping people grow stronger one step at a time and loves motivating people to take control of their own well-being.
- Why movement and maintaining an active lifestyle is so important, especially as one ages
- The amount of activity older adults need to gain and maintain physical well-being
- Simple steps older adults (and caregivers) can take to get started
- Questions to ask your physician and healthcare providers before jump-starting your fitness habits.
- How to set fitness goals and stick to them
- Recommended apps and other simple ways to track your progress
- Helpful resources for healthy aging and living your best life
- How Older Adults Can Get Started with Exercise – NIA
- Healthy Eating – NIA
- You’re Never Too Old to Start Enjoying the Benefits of Being Physically Active – ACE