There is no denying that exercising can be daunting; especially for someone who has rarely or never exercised in the past. Coupled with 2 years of isolation at home due to the Covid pandemic and the prospect of getting back in or on the saddle can seem that much more unattainable. There are also the added pressures of family and work commitments. Maybe having the space and resources to exercise comfortably is a struggle. And perhaps most challenging; finding the time and discipline to commit to that hour or two of self-development with so many competing factors on your time.
Why it’s never too late to start exercising
As we age it’s increasingly important that we make the effort to exercise consistently. The Mayo Clinic summarises how the body changes over time;
“with age, bones tend to shrink in size and density, weakening them and making them more susceptible to fracture. You might even become a bit shorter. Muscles generally lose strength, endurance and flexibility — factors that can affect your coordination, stability and balance.”
But there are many benefits to beginning an exercise plan at any age.