I'm always conflicted about using terms like '50+' and 'Older adults' and it often leads to lengthy conversations and yet I think that there is a broad benefit to recognizing these categories.
Whilst it is important to note that all people are different and that one person who is 55 years old will have very different abilities and outlooks to another of the same age, we can see that there are some common features that do differentiate based on age.
It is around 50 that we start to see issues creeping at a population level. Joints may start to ache a little more. We start to see increased issues with stress, heart disease, arthritis and middle-age spread - to name a few examples. And at the same time, there tend to be some features that start to ease up. Often children are grown up enough to leave home or at least are able to look after themselves. People may like to start slowing down a little and dedicating a little 'me' time to themselves.
It is for these reasons that I believe that it is useful to recognize that broad categorizations such as '50+' and indeed '75+' or '85+' are useful markers in our lives, but to never forget that we are all individuals with our own preferences and abilities.
The personal training that I offer at Routine Fitness aims to work with these preferences and abilities in a sensitive way to help you to achieve your health and well-being goals.
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