We are in the midst of a fitness age—everybody is working out and it’s fantastic. As we busy ourselves in the pursuit of strength and fitness, everywhere from state of the art facilities to the local gym in the butcher shop basement is seeing an upturn in fortunes.
While we are eagle-eye focused on getting bigger, faster, and stronger, we must not forget one essential element of our continuing life and fitness journey: mobility. This is a really important factor in achieving the most we can from every workout and also staying injury-free.
It’s no secret that obesity rates continue to climb and it’s no secret that as we age our activity level drops off significantly. This combination can result in your mobility decreasing as you age. Once your mobility is to a point where you can’t take care of yourself then you can lose your independence. But how can you improve your mobility as you age? Is it possible to improve it no matter the age?
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When it comes to exercise, it’s so easy to finish your lift, run, circuit…etc. and drop the weights and peace out – this might not be the best tactic. Our guest author breaks down how to get the most out of your workout with some post workout recovery options! Read The Full Article