Members of my 50+ exercise classes span a range from 50 to 100yrs old and I find that many of the older attendees are fitter and more functionally capable than those much younger.
This could be down to the fact that the older generations have generally led more active lives than the rest of us (no computers, less driving, more physical housework), they've lived through food rationing years (when the possibility of over-indulging wasn't possible) and have arguably suffered less from the effects of a junk-food diet full of "processed" foods, high levels of fat and sugar (or artificial low-calorie sweeteners) and preservatives, not to mention the effects of increasing pressure to live life at a faster pace these days.
There's been an explosion in recent years of what are referred to as "lifestyle diseases" (Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases including heart attacks and strokes for example) in people in their 30s and 40s. So, rather like the pension savings plan that we keep putting off until we realise that the consequences of ignoring it have become scarily expensive, maybe we need to consider undertaking a Functional Fitness MOT before the high cost consequences of our neglect creep up on us!
If you would like your own personal "MOT", do get in touch and we can arrange a 1-1 session in your own home, where we will assess your level of fitness, mobility and functionality, discuss your personal health goals and devise a programme of exercises to follow with regular check-ups to see how you're doing. You will also receive a free resistance band and sheet of personalised exercises to act as an aide memoire between sessions. Contact me now if you have any questions or would like to explore how this might work for you.