Fitness and Strength Training for over 40’s and 50’s in South Dublin.

Fitness and Strength Training for over 40’s and 50’s in South Dublin.

 

Why train for longevity?

Maintaining your fitness in your 40’s and 50’s can be difficult due to Family commitments, Time constraints and stressful jobs with long hours so sometimes our physical health and fitness can get side tracked .

Evidence has shown that even moderate improvements in fitness and nutrition can help manage cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and other nasties .Unfortunately  Mental health and confidence are an often neglected aspect of middle age. Improved fitness has well documented positive impact on your mental health and well being .

Unfortunately the decline in growth hormones means we may have a gradual reduction in lean  muscle mass by this point, So, you have to work much harder to maintain muscle mass. In addition to the drop in hormones also means your metabolism slows down somewhat.

Men and women gradually lose lean muscle mass and gain body fat as they age, and in males a large portion of that fat can tend to settle in the midsection and in the chest. This type of fat is called visceral fat or as its also known “deep fat” as its stored further underneath the skin than “subcutaneous” belly fat . This gel-like fat actually wraps  around major organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidneys and ultimately leads to nasty diseases like Diabetes and heart disease.

This means those late night Takeaways and boozy nights out  won’t be as forgiving as they were in your twenties or thirties . As you continue to age we need to take into consideration your overall calorie expenditure – over time, you don’t need as many calories as you used to take in when you were in your thirties . Many people don’t account for this and the same eating habits that were in place in your earlier years can cause unhealthy weight gain in your later years so it’s really important to integrate dietary changes into your lifestyle to make weight loss and fitness sustainable.

As a forty one year old man myself I understand the changes that our bodies endure through the aging process . As you can probably appreciate running a business can be stressful and sometimes I neglected my own fitness and health in pursuit of building my own business up . I gradually fell deeper and deeper out of fitness and let it affect my mental health as I felt quite down about my own appearance.

Its well documented that men don’t speak about their problems but I finally spoke with my partner and she encouraged me to get back to the gym and eating healthily  .

Small changes make a big difference so I made my own health a priority ! I started eating a little better, cutting down on alcohol and getting plenty of sleep ( never under estimate the importance of sleep)

My tips for success are:

-DO continue to keep yourself limber by incorporating flexibility programs into your workouts.
-DO start to spend more time warming up to prevent injuries.
-DO consider making a well-rounded diet a part of your lifestyle.

-DO include Strength training into your fitness regime
-DO switch off your phone and spend some time relaxing
-DON’T smoke or drink excessive alcohol

 

Because of the natural shift that occurs in body fat and lean muscle mass as you age, it’s important to preserve the muscle you do have and attempt to build more. Thus, strength training is particularly beneficial in your forties and fifties . Here at PrimalX Fitness our Strength & Conditioning programs are suitable for all ages and levels of fitness so why not book a free consultation via the website today .

 

Are you ready to join the tribe?

If you would like to find out more about our personal training programs simply schedule a free consultation and fill in the form below or you can call me directly on 0870645527 for more info.

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087 064 5527

tribe@primalxfitness.ie

Unit 1A , Holy Child Community School,
Pearse Street, Sallynoggin , Co.Dublin

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Mon: 06:00 am - 09:00pm

Tues: 06:00 am - 09:00pm

Wed: 06:00 am - 09:00pm

Thurs: 06:00 am - 09:00pm

Fri: 06:00 am - 09:00pm

Sat: 09:00am - 04:00pm

Sun: CLOSED

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Contact us

087 064 5527

tribe@primalxfitness.ie

Unit 1A , Holy Child Community School,
Pearse Street, Sallynoggin , Co.Dublin

Opening Hours

Mon: 06:00 am - 09:00pm

Tues: 06:00 am - 09:00pm

Wed: 06:00 am - 09:00pm

Thurs: 06:00 am - 09:00pm

Fri: 06:00 am - 09:00pm

Sat: 09:00am - 04:00pm

Sun: CLOSED

Design | Anndan Media

Copyright © 2018  PrimalXFitness