If you were physically active before 50, that’s great. But if you didn't exercise regularly, it's not too late to start.
Physical activity may help tame some of the symptoms of menopause -- hot flashes, joint pain, and sleep problems. Exercise also lowers your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Plus, it helps control weight and melts belly fat. The effects of exercise are so potent that it influences every physiological system in the body for the better.
Staying Fit as You AgeMany difficulties of aging are linked to an inactive lifestyle. And while your chronological age may be 55, your biological age can be 35 -- if you follow a consistent exercise program. Before you start, check with your doctor, especially if you have any of the risk factors for heart disease (smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or family history). Then, get moving.
A complete fitness program must include the following:
WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissia | Read full article at https://www.webmd.com/women/guide/women-over-50-fitness-tips