When you retire, you may struggle with staying fit while enjoying your newfound freedom. These tips will help you stay fit after retirement.
Fortunately, you likely have more time for activities, so you just have to make sure that you are partaking in activities that will allow you to remain, well, active.
There are numerous options to keep you busy and healthy. For example, swimming, walking, and golfing, are all great ways to stay fit.
For those who enjoy golfing, you can read Bill’s review on different club types and tips on which clubs are a good fit for you.
Here are some options for staying fit when you retire!
How To Stay Fit After Retirement?
For those ages 50 to 65, it is generally recommended that you do moderate aerobic exercise (brisk walking, swimming, or riding bikes) for at least thirty minutes a day, five days a week.
If you are able, it is also recommended to do twenty minutes of vigorous exercise, like running, three days a week.
Mostly, it is important to not remain sitting for most of the day. Fitbits and other fitness trackers are great ways to keep track of how active you have been in one day. They’ll also send reminders to move around if you have been sitting too long.
Staying active will ensure cardiovascular health and will prevent you from developing other health problems in the future.
Here are a few more ideas to help you stay fit after retirement:
1. Get A Gym Membership
For many, it is common to get a membership at whatever gym is close by. You should also look into senior centers or community fitness centers because these places are more likely to have the amenities that you want.
Senior centers will often cost less than normal gym memberships so that you do not end up paying for things that you do not even use.
While at these fitness centers, you can also sign up for classes. Many of these are led by people who want to keep you active and will work with you to reach your goals.
Group exercising is also a great way to remain social throughout retirement.
2. Create A Home Gym
If you want to exercise in the comfort of your own home, invest in a home gym. It does not have to be anything fancy, just a treadmill, some mats, or even just a set of dumbbells will do.
This will allow you to exercise in whatever weather, and if you are a homebody, you are more likely to use a gym that you do not have to leave your house for.
3. Walk Around The Block
The recommended twenty to thirty minutes of walking or cycling can be done in your own neighborhood. Walking around can be a great way to get exercise, get out of the house, and make social connections.
It is likely that you are not the only one walking around your neighborhood every morning, so find one of your neighbors to chat with you while you walk.
4. Go Golfing
Golfing is a very common choice for many people that are retired. It allows you to get out and play a game, and it is also great at keeping you fit.
Flexibility and motion are huge factors in golf and keeping your body limber and in motion is very important in this part of your life.
5. Don’t Stop Moving!
There are numerous health benefits to walking, cycling, running, or playing golf throughout your retirement. Besides the obvious cardiovascular benefits of staying in motion, it is also very beneficial to your mental health.
Those who remain active throughout retirement have shown to be happier and more content with their lives than those who spend most of their days indoors and watching the television.
That being said, it is very important to exercise and stay fit after retirement. An object in motion stays in motion, so make sure that you are starting this new chapter of your life running…or walking, cycling, golfing, or all of the above!