This is a question I get asked often.
Am I too old to start working out?
The big misconception most people have is that as you age the natural process of life takes over. You gain weight, you become less active, and there’s nothing you can do about it. I mean, what a good example we are setting for out youth. Once you hit 40 or 50 just give up on your health, throw in the towel, let your bones get brittle, let your pants get tighter, and don’t worry about getting out of breath climbing a set of stairs, I mean after all your 40 right its all downhill from there!
What I want to drive home is that age should not be the deciding factor in if you should or shouldn’t be active. Sure, our bodies and abilities change, but there’s no magic number for when you “should” stop or start exercising. We have enough barriers in our lives keeping us from what we can and love to do. Don’t add to them with a made up idea that you are “too old” to get in shape. It’s never too late to strive to do and be your best. Take it from Ernestine Sheppard, you can do anything you put your mind to.