Mobility: Your Wellness “Retirement” Account ….

 

 

We have a question for you.

 

How do you want to spend your days when you are in your 70s or 80s?

 

A few weeks ago we did my (Amy’s) annual birthday hike. Picacho Peak in between Tucson and Phoenix is my favorite trail because it is part obstacle course and part hike with cables, bridges and ladders to reach the summit.

 

I was celebrating my 52nd birthday and half-way down on the return trip we ran into a group of about 20 people. They were a hiking group from one of the retirement communities in Arizona – their average age (they were proud to tell me) was 75! It made me think about the things I want to be able to do when I’m their age.

 

I have a pretty long list, and one of the things on it is to be able to go on big, challenging hikes like and adventures around the world.

 

I realized that if I want to be able to do those things then … it’s time to start preparing NOW … because it’s a lot easier to maintain strength and fitness than it is to rebuild it.

 

After the age of 30, your body starts to naturally lose muscle every year unless you take steps to preserve it.

 

That can add up to a 15-pound loss by the age of 60. That’s a lot of potential strength right there!

 

This is why doing strength-training workouts is like building your wellness retirement account – each workout helping to make a muscle deposit!

 

I mean, we save money now to fund our retirement years later … isn’t it just as important to build a base of muscle and fitness so we can live those days to the fullest?

 

The bonus is that building up that strength and fitness for tomorrow actually pays off starting almost immediately, with a stronger, fitter, and healthier body.

 

Plus, when you have a plan and a goal, it’s fun and challenging.

 

Which makes it a win-win all the way around!

 

That’s not even getting into the health benefits.

 

Here are a few things I am intentionally going to do so I can hike the Grand Canyon when I’m 80.

 

  • Make sure challenging hikes are something I do on a regular basis now.
  • Keep up with my strength training at least 4 times a week.
  • Focus on my mobility and recovery

 

What are YOU doing today to make a deposit in your fitness retirement account?

 

A great first step: Join our FREE 6-Day Mobility Challenge:

 

💪Our goal during this challenge is to help you discover new ease of movement.

 

Mobility is a lot more than just having good flexibility and being able to hold deep stretches.

 

It’s actually about being able to move your muscles and joints through their full range of motion.

 

But your everyday life, old injuries, and the unique way your body is built can get in the way.

 

👉Every day, we’ll focus on a different body part … and then on the final day, you’ll put it all together into a total-body routine that’ll leave you feeling refreshed and balanced!

 

This challenge is not only good for your body but it’s also good for your mind because it helps reduce stress. Just click the picture below to get registered for free!

 

 

 

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