Your home routine doesn’t have to be complicated. This video is a pretty quick demonstration of the 6-8 moves that you should do to help you be better in your day to day activities. Quick fact: If you don’t do regular strength training (progressive overload), you WILL lose muscle mass as you age. What is the fastest way to lose independence? Become less functional. What makes you less functional? You guessed it. Less active tissue in the body, i.e. muscle. Lifting weights is a necessary evil folks 🙂 You might say you like doing cardio. I say, “great!” You are halfway there. If truth be known and it should, I would err on the side of strength training rather than cardio but if you are a high achiever, do both plus mobility and balance training. Just know that if you do successfully achieve a routine that includes this, you will count yourself in the elite of living. Health (which includes all that I just mentioned) is the new wealth.
Maybe some of us have kind of dabbled in health and fitness. You know ‘The Amazing Watermelon Diet of the Stars’ in the weekly mag, or ‘Pilates is the answer to that flat belly you’ve always dreamt of’ on the prime time ‘health show’ or perhaps it was ‘Go hard or go home’ flyer of the ubiquitous 6 week challenge at the local gym that hooked you in, albeit until it got too hard or just finished.