I just turned 62, I have been fairly active in sports most of my life, and now on the second year of retirement. I have type 2, have since being diagnosed in 2003.
Do any of you my age jog? If so, how far? What should I set my goals for as a starter? I have never really jogged in my life, walked, done treadmill, stationary bike and elliptical, I find them boring, and very hard to motivate myself to do it. I seem to start out strong and lose interest fast. I have had a few gym memberships, that haven’t… read more
I was told by a doctor,(who was healthy and fit and prescribed more exercise and healthy eating) that you shouldn't do anything that you did not enjoy. His answer to the joging question was "does it look like any joggers you see are enjoying it?" My answer would be no. He suggested that I do sprints, and only as many as I am comfortable with, so I may go with that. I do ride a pedal bike, last winter almost 3 miles everyday, but since my wife has been sick, I have missed most days, as I don't like to leave her alone. I will scrap the jogging idea for now, and maybe try the sprints, and a little more walking, dust off the bike and get back into riding. Thanks for your answers.
Vulcan, I that you should do any exercise that you enjoy...Mostly I choose walking of an hour twice daily...Along with dancing around the house with my daughter...And played sports with my students before school was closed...I run in place while waiting for the traffic light to turn green and I do squats to tighten my stomach and buttocks...Also have 5 pound weights that you use sometimes to strengthen my muscles....Eating healthier foods and drinking 1_2 liters of water...
Stay safe, well and live in happiness! 🥰
I'm 57 and I don't jog, but I believe any activity you can get in is beneficial. I ride a NordicTrack bike GX4 almost every day for 40 minutes per day. I have been riding the bike consistently since January 2017 and I have lost 35 pound doing so. I also wear a a fit-bit to track steps and I try to achieve 10,000 steps each day.
Keep positive and stay safe!!
Hello, I'm 53 with high blood pressure and strong but for me I'm a Walker. I give myself a goal of walking 10,000_20,000 steps daily. I should be walking at least 10,000 steps daily for my age, eating healthier with fruits and veggies...also drinking 1_2 liters of water. I enjoy being outside in nature especially Anacostia Park which takes me 15_20 to walk to the park and I walk the trail for an hour but when it's really nice outdoors 65_70 degrees and cloudy I stay out longer just taking my time and enjoying the scenery of the river with boats and ships...they're a pool and 3 playgrounds (all closed due covid 19), a skating rink, benches with tables and grills...Also, I walk in my community to the National Capital Ground near the Reflecting Pool and it's wonderful. Enjoy and do what you can! 🥰
I just turned 63 on Sunday, Mother's Day! I think it is admirable that you are setting goals. I personally believe that every single one of us as we mature have very different capabilities because of injuries, illnesses and determination. I make short term obtainable goals and test the water a bit to make sure I'm not overdoing it either. Jogging IMHO is pretty much high impact, and I don't care what kind of shoes you purchased. 8>) I'm saying that from the standpoint of herniated discs, ACDF (anterior cervical decompression fusion) surgery 10 years. Sort of a broken neck, and a torn manicus on the right knee. I ran/jogged many years ago. Stationary bike is boring... played music, and read technical documents during those periods. Cross country, club rides on a really nice composite road bike. So, I'm IT for the Board of Education, boots on the ground. I run around to the schools fixing technical issues. That gets me over 10K most of the time. A slight diet change for renal disease and already been taking care of type 2 for 23 years. I'm down that 30 lbs. quickly. Sitting on my butt at home I've done well with only a couple of pounds gain. I'm not used to sitting at home and waiting for things to happen. I've been an active musician for over 50 years now. LASTLY, check with your Doctor about your plan. - JJ