Blame it on a job change, a chronic health issue, or simply a loss of motivation: whatever took you away from your regular exercise routine has led to a sedentary lifestyle. But don't assume you can jump back into the same exercise regimen you followed when you were younger. "Your body has aged, and things have changed," says Dr. Clare Safran-Norton, clinical supervisor of rehabilitation services at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Whether you're 50, 65 or 80, there's virtually no downside to getting into shape through a good exercise regimen. In fact, the older you get, the more important it is for you to maintain your health through exercise, which benefits almost every area of your body, including your mental health.
The pelvic floor is a set of muscles that supports pelvic organs, such as the bladder and bowel. These muscles aid urinary control, continence, and sexual function.
The muscles of older men and women who have exercised for decades are indistinguishable in many ways from those of healthy 25-year-olds, according to an uplifting new study of a group of active septuagenarians.
Fitness culture is so ubiquitous for millennial and Gen Z women that it's almost impossible to open Instagram without scrolling past a Gymshark outfit or booty fitness guide. If you’re not following at least one #fitspo guru or exercising in some sort of way, it's easy to feel out of touch; there’s a huge pressure these days for young women to look and feel fit.