| 10.9°C Dublin

Think young: Why you should invest in a good personal trainer

Close

If you have not trained with weights before, spend a few weeks getting fitter rather then jumping in with the heavy weights.

If you have not trained with weights before, spend a few weeks getting fitter rather then jumping in with the heavy weights.

Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you have not trained with weights before, spend a few weeks getting fitter rather then jumping in with the heavy weights.

Ten reasons why you should think ahead in terms of your fitness.

Don't initially overload on very heavy weights. Use what your comfortable with, then gradually increase the weight as you get stronger.

2 If you have not trained with weights before, spend a few weeks getting fitter rather then jumping in with the heavy weights.

3 Avoid the new trend of 15-minute work outs with excessively heavy weights if you are a beginner. If done incorrectly they will cause injury.

4 Invest in yourself by getting the advice of a trainer who understands your needs, and who can give you a good routine.

5 60 is now the new 40. Think in those terms. Don't think or talk old. Mix with younger people or those who think young.

6 All exercises improve digestion and elimination by the tummy muscles being more controlled when they get strong.

7 Your body contains approximately 200 bones joined by ligaments and tendons, which continuously grow throughout your life. You need to assist them by continuously moving and exercising.

8 Before taking any vitamin supplements, get advice from your local health store. They may recommend calcium for strengthening your bones, with vitamin A and D to help absorb the calcium but you should always get advice from a health care professional.

9 Read books on anti ageing, such as 10 weeks to a younger you - Thorbjörg

10 Genetics play a huge part in how we age but to help nature, stay on a good diet, exercises with weights have good friends and learn to like yourself.


Privacy