Moving your body is essential to staying healthy and feeling good.  You may think it is too late for you, but it’s not.  It’s never too late to start exercising; you just need to move!

Whether you feel as if you're too old or too overweight, it doesn't matter...

Exercise does so much good for both your body and your brain.  And you know that old expression “If you don’t use it, you lose it”, well, it’s true!  

To start exercising you don’t have to begin by running a marathon, you just need to move.  Here are 3 easy ways to get started:

  1. Chair Marching - Sit tall in a chair with your back straight and march your legs while swinging your arms.  Try doing this for one minute, or during the commercials while watching your favorite TV show.  This is great work for the legs and your circulation.  If you have trouble standing this is a good place to start.
  1. Take a Walk – Try taking a 15-minute walk or longer each day.  This helps strengthen your legs and gives you a little cardiovascular exercise for the heart and circulation.
  1. Take an Exercise Class/Work with a Trainer – Find a class or private trainer and go at your own pace.  Working in a group or privately with a trainer will help develop stamina, strength, flexibility, balance, and core to name a few of the wonderful benefits of exercise.

When exercising, be sure to listen to your body.  Don’t overwork yourself, if you get tired or achy just slow down and rest.  Drink some water. Gradually do a little more each week.  Do not rush or over-do any exercises, especially in the beginning.  Your body needs to adjust to what you are asking it to do.   

Be sure to drink water and have it nearby when exercising.  Water not only keeps you hydrated but it also helps keep you feeling refreshed.  

Just remember, it’s never too late to start!

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Written by: Terese Tintocalis (Click here to connect directly)

 Terese Tintocalis is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with over 20 years experience.  She trains all fitness levels and ages, focusing on core, strength, flexibility, balance, muscular confidence and functional fitness. And the formats she teaches are:  Muscular Strength and Conditioning, Mat Pilates, Stretch, Senior Standing and Chair classes.

Specializing in Senior Fitness, Terese works with senior to help achieve and maintain movement, functionality, and independence. 

She has studied Early Childhood Development and, while working with an enrichment program in the San Fernando Valley, she created a “Kindersport” program for kindergarteners and 1st Graders.

Terese trains in-home to private clients and teaches at well-known fitness centers such as LA Fitness, Total Woman, Valley Fitness Center and 360 Health Club.  In addition, she works with corporate clients and is affiliated with Silver Sneakers.   

Her Low Impact fitness style safely helps students build strength, stay balanced and flexible and achieve their fitness goals.