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Lots of us are looking for ways to get fitter as we get older. Thinking about being fitter at 50 doesn't mean you're getting 'old', but it could help reduce the risk of illness as you age. In fact, it's a great time to think about ways to improve your general health, fitness and lifestyle.
Has your weight crept up? Are you exercising less? Maybe your diet isn't as balanced and varied as it once was. Getting fitter is a good way to improve your overall health and wellbeing. We'd like to offer our insights to help you look after yourself better as you get older. That way, hopefully you can feel fitter into your 50s and beyond.
But just before you start working on your body, it helps to think about the approach you'll take to getting fitter. Are you ready? Can you make a firm commitment to a new diet or exercise routine? If you have any existing health problems it's a good idea to consult your GP or practice nurse before you change your levels of exercise or alter your meal plans. He or she will have access to your records; know you, and your medical history, so they'll be in the best position to advise you on how to keep you fitter at 50. Then, when you're ready, you can begin!