The Compounding Interest in Your Health
It has often been said that investing in your health is like investing in your financial well-being. Investments made over time have a compounding effect. This means that ever dollar or hour invested today increases the base line for what you add in tomorrow, and the day after that. Just like financial investments, effort invested in your health today will reap rewards in the future. And when you are over 50, these health investments will provide substantial benefits to you as you grow older.
For people over 50, exercise classes and any form of fitness classes will translate into benefits when you are in your 60’s, 70s or 80s because you will still be able to continue doing the things you love to do. Look around you. There are people in their 70s, 80s, and 90s who are still biking, hiking, dancing, inventing, teaching, travelling and having some of the best days of their lives because they didn’t believe what they hear about getting older. Instead of meeting the standard expectation of becoming less, they decided to create the expectation of becoming more. They continue to learn and live life to its fullest and don’t have any plans of stopping anytime soon. Their goal, and your goal should be to live to reap the benefits of your compounding interest in your health and overall wellbeing.
It’s definitely in your interest to update your views on ageing, body maintenance, and health in your over 50’s years. Not because you’re getting older, but because research shows how much of what we’ve been taught, even as recently as five to ten years ago, is wrong. That means how you approach fitness needs to change, too. And the best way to start your investment in a healthier you is to attend fitness classes for over 50s.
Let’s think about how you’ve exercised up until now:
∙ Are you someone who doesn’t like to exercise and thinks, “I don’t want need to lose weight, so I don’t really need to exercise”?
∙ Are you an occasional exerciser who says, “I only need to lose a little bit of weight, so I’ll just do a little bit of exercise”?
∙ Are you someone who feels like you need to lose a lot of weight, and you’re frozen in fear and dread because that means “a lot of exercise!”?
In each of these situations, exercise does equal weight loss, but that’s not where we’re headed. Exercise classes may lead to weight loss, but it’s about so much more than that, especially as we get older. In fact, many of us are not at a healthy or unhealthy weight based on the amount of exercise we get or don’t get. For instance, you may know of someone who is very active, yet significantly overweight. Or, you may know people who are at a healthy weight, but don’t attend exercise classes at all. But this doesn’t make them “lucky”.
The truth is, particularly for people over 50 years, exercise, especially exercise classes, is important for many different health outcomes, and those other outcomes become more important as we get older. Let’s rethink our understanding of exercise because these factors can dramatically improve your quality of life in so many ways, including your ability to finally drop those unwanted kilos.
Exercise is the Best Investment You Can Make
Invest today for the rewards you earn tomorrow and beyond. Starting earlier is always better, and it’s never too late to begin. The investments you make in exercise and fitness classes in your 40s, 50s, and 60s are wellbeing deposits you’ll cash in when you are in your 70s and 80s and even in your 90s.
The good news is it’s never too late and you are always in total control of you. Even better news, you don’t have to go it alone. At Renewed After 50, our fitness classes will deliver a wellbeing outcome that will directly benefit you. Our goal is to become your reliable personal training partner for life and support you in your journey to stay healthy and fit. Remember: grow old but stay young.
Investing in your health and wellbeing in your 50’s through exercise classes and fitness classes will not only yield the benefits of avoiding the old-age stereotype, it will also allow you to age gracefully. And the benefits of ageing gracefully go way beyond your physical health and strength – they extend to your social, mental and overall psyche and will become a source of pride that will be visible to all those around you – you family, children and grandchildren, and your friends.