My how the years fly by. It seems like yesterday, you were rolling your eyes listening to elders go on about how they remember being young and not having all these aches and pains—how they remember being your age, full of energy and unhampered by the need to exercise or watch what they ate. The threat of neglected health was once an abstract concept. Yet, here we are: joints achy, back cranky, blood pressure high, with an expanding waist.
You don’t want to be a model or pretend you are still 20 or even 30. You just want to move a little better, feel a little better, and, maybe, even look a little better. Or perhaps you are looking for how to help a friend who finds themselves in this situation, or a encourage a parent who is a little intimidated about diving into activity. The majority of workouts promoted online will be too aggressive for a new beginning.
Regardless of why you’re reading, the question is “where do we start?” You’re up off the couch and ready to do something. But, what?
The Beginner’s Plan
This is a beginner’s plan for someone achy, aging, and/or in less than ideal physical shape. It might be a good transition from an injury back to moving or from forward after years of neglect to…