Many people work with a fitness trainer to choose exercises that are right for them and to learn how to do them safely. One of the best ways to find a personal trainer is to get a referral from someone you know who has a great trainer or from your local senior center. Once you have a couple of names, here are a few questions to help you pick the right trainer.
“Even if you have had an inactive lifestyle, research suggests that you are never too old to benefit from exercise. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) report that even moderate physical activity can improve the health of older adults who are frail, or who have diseases that accompany age.”
“A fast-emerging body of scientific evidence points to a conclusion that’s unsettling, to say the least, for a lot of older athletes: Running can take a toll on the heart that essentially eliminates the benefits of exercise.”