Don't use age as an excuse...our bodies are designed to move!
Sickness or Fitness, it's your choice
We will all get older, that's a fact. We can't stop father time, but we can chose how we spend it. Nothing frustrates me more than hearing someone say "I'm too old to do X", or "This is what people my age are supposed to do", or "My joints can't handle exercise" or "I need to take it easy due to my age". You catch my drift. At what age do we suddenly define ourselves as old and why? If you were never told your biological age, how old would you feel? I've met people in their early 30's who claim to be "old" and I've also met people in their 80's who feel better than when they were in their 40's. It's how we chose to experience life that makes all of the difference. Once you tell yourself you CAN'T do something because you're too old, it becomes a reality. Why not tell yourself you CAN?
For seniors, CrossFit isn’t just about maintaining a healthy body weight or keeping the heart healthy. It’s also about improving daily tasks like picking up a bag of dogfood, carrying a grandchild, walking to the store, or getting up from the couch unassisted. With CrossFit, the mental benefits of working out go beyond the daily walk or workout. Any good exercise releases endorphins and can leave you feeling more positive and clear-minded. However, CrossFit workouts provide both a mental and physical challenge. Knowing you conquered the next hard workout or progressed to the next amount of reps or weight can give you the can-do attitude of a lifetime. Read more about how seniors are using CrossFit to ensure the golden years are rich with vitality.
As you become stronger and feel better, your mind and body will be free to enjoy other hobbies and activities that make you happy, regardless of your age. We can't do everything alone, it takes a village. A new group of friends working towards similar goals will not only enrich your life but also motivate you to commit and work harder. You have the choice to settle for sickness or work toward fitness. What's it going to be?