Getting older doesn’t have to mean becoming weak
Oooofff. One of the many age-related changes I’ve noticed is that it isn’t as easy to get up from the ground as it used to be. When I was younger, I could spring up with no problem. Now… not so much and this makes me feel vulnerable.
I get it, with age comes decline
I was listening to something on the radio (I don’t remember what) and they were discussing human evolution and survival. From a historical perspective, older people were more vulnerable to predators as they were less able get up off the ground without assistance, they were sitting targets. So, my feelings of vulnerability on this are somewhat instinctual as well as psychological.
But I won’t give in without a fight
While I don’t fear being pounced on by a large predator, I still want to remain strong. I prefer to work out with an instructor or friends, as I am much more likely to push myself. But I don’t always have time in my day for this, so I try to spend at least a little time at the end of the day working out.
Many of these beginning moves are easy to do at home, as are some of the strengthening moves
These New York Times articles are easy to follow, include step-by-step instructions, videos as well as information on what you need to be aware of as you try the poses and moves.
Note: I am not a doctor or a physical trainer, but base my writings on my experience as an amidlife woman trying to stay healthy.
Please check with your doctor to address any physical pains you have, work with a trained physical therapist for addressing injuries and take things slowly.