Demolishing the Excuses

Plenty of retirees have worked a lifetime, and many of them are exhausted by the time they arrive. They believe it is time for them...


Exercise and Mobility Issues

A lifetime of wear and tear on a person’s body might leave them with issues when it comes to exercise, but modern science has found...


Breaking The Couch Potato Cycle

Leading a sedentary lifestyle, often colloquially described as being a couch potato, can have detrimental consequences on one's health, including an increased risk of developing...


Embracing Electronics

The world has changed greatly for those who have retired over the last few decades, and some of them have avoided learning anything about modern...


A New Look at Exercise

The benefits of retiring after a lifetime are often seen as a way to slow down and change focus. Many people have plans for their...


Choosing an Active Hobby

Retirement is about resting from a lifetime of work, but that does not mean a person is restricted to sitting in a rocking chair. The...

It might seem that the group of people who need to be concerned about regular exercise are those working at desk jobs, but many of them have already seen the light in the gym and formulated a regular regimen of exercise. Those most likely to be told by their physicians that it is time to get moving are recent retirees. Many of them spent a lifetime burning off excess calories and bad eating habits while they worked, but they are now in danger of solidifying in place. Their new lifestyle leaves them without their work to burn off calories, and their weight can blossom almost overnight.

Getting back into shape at an older age is often difficult, but even taking a brisk fifteen minute walk can get a body back on the right path to a healthier life. Those who have gained weight in retirement should begin considering it as a healthy way to get started on really living a good life that can continue for decades.