As we grow older, we know the body loses muscle mass.
So, be fit and work your core!
Strengthening the core is the answer to being healthy and preventing injuries as we age.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has fitness guidelines specifically for the Over 50 crowd.
You can do this! Just stay consistent with your regular workouts while adding the 5 exercises below into your rotation.
Be Fit and follow these key points in the fitness guidelines :
- Incorporate strength exercise two or three times a week which will work all of the major muscle groups: arms, legs, shoulders and torso.
- Include resistance weight training to combat the loss of muscle mass, bone density, and strength.
- Incorporate aerobic activity three to four times a week.
- Incorporate stretching exercises two or three times a week.
Five exercises that will work your core and give you maximum results:
2) Crunches on exercise ball
3) Vertical leg crunch
4) Torso track (need an ab wheel or can use a bar bell)
5) Long arm crunch
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Once you do start improving core stability, the benefits translate into both sports performance and daily life
If you have very strong core-stabilization, the rest of your body is likely stable, too.
Always consult with your Physician before starting a fitness program – Remember you are Over 50. Be Safe!