Check out the latest from Always In Your Corner about fitness, nutrition and training for seniors.
At one point in your life you are going to have to make a decision on how you are going to live your life as you age.
Many things are in our own hands. If you look after yourself by eating well, sleeping well and moderate exercise then your chances of staying healthy as you growl older are much greater.
What are you looking forward to in the years to come?
I have got 3 myself. My last one was born on April Fool’s day this year.
You wanna travel the world or go on a hike in the mountains?
None of this is gonna be possible if you don’t have your health.
I have got 3 grandchildren. I can decide what I want to do or be able to do.
Sit on a sofa and talk to them, sit on the floor and build lego or take them out and explore.
I have got great memories of my grand dad taking me on a skiing trip in the alps. He must have been in his mid sixties then. Imagine how much energy you would need to go up ski lifts and ski down the hill for 7-8 hours?
My grand mother actually lived until she was a 103 years old and on her last day she still walked to to the breakfast room all by herself.
Independence is something that is so important. I can’t think of anything worse than having to depend on other people?
So how hard is it to stay fit?
I personally spend about 2 and a half hours to three hours every week and I do consider myself to be in good shape. In fact I can run faster and lift heavier than many people half my age.
How about my food?
I practise something called JERF. (Just eat real food).
Most of us are aware that ultra processed foods are no good for us son I have made the decision to stay away.
I also make sure I get 8 hours sleep and I also practise time restricted eating. I give myself a rest from food for about 16 hours every day. I can still drink water, tea and coffee during those 16 hours.
I would actually love to help you as well if you are looking to invest in yourself for your future.
I have been helping seniors fro get fit and healthy or over 20 years now.
Drop me a message if you are ready to take action?
By;Abdi-Karim Berleen/Personal trainer in Loughton.