If you’re reading our blog, and are currently over the age of 41, you may be surprised to know that according to research, you’ve already hit the ‘health abyss!’
Once the big 40 is over, studies say that 41 is the age at which we start to get slack with our strict diets, give up on the health fads and skip our exercise regimes.
Having hit our health peak in our late twenties, it seems we start to lose motivation as we venture through our thirties, and other priorities such as our careers and our families take our focus. By the time we hit 40, the average Brit’s motivation to eat well and maintain a healthy exercise regime has almost disappeared.
The shocking statistics, from a study commissioned by the happy egg co., claim the most common reason for tumbling head-first into a health abyss was “a lack of motivation”, closely followed by “feeling too old to diet” and simply by “wanting to enjoy life”.
Health expert Dr. Gio Miletto, commented on the figures. He said: “It’s worrying to see that over one in ten Brits don’t believe eating healthily is important.
“People don’t have to obsess over their diet and fitness regimes in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle – simple actions like reducing the amount of salt and butter used in cooking and using healthy everyday foods like eggs into meal plans can help us step over the health abyss.”
When it comes to exercise, it’s never too late to get started on a healthier lifestyle, but it’s certainly too soon to give up!
Sure, as people grow older, time will be eaten up by family commitments, busy careers and that new zest for life that sees them want to get out and have more fun! But by ditching the healthy lifestyle altogether, they also shave off a few of those long years of fun ahead.
There are a number of considerations we make our Older Adult Fitness Coaches aware of when studying with us, including weakening joints, blood pressure, heart problems and the risks connected with a sedentary lifestyle when it comes to obesity-related illnesses. So, those ditching the diets and exercise in their early forties can increase the risks of more serious (and avoidable!) issues later down the line.
If you’re keen to motivate those that are letting the healthy lifestyle dwindle, our Older Adult Fitness Coach course provides all you need to know about the physiology of aging, weight management and adapting exercise regimes for adults. Whether it’s a lack of motivation, the need for more fun ways to workout, or simply creating a more delicious diet plan, we understand that not everyone leads the same lifestyle or looks at fitness in the same way. Our range of Personal Training Courses cover a wide variety of motivational, inspirational and results-driven techniques. So, if our aim is to ensure the nation stays in shape for a healthier future, it’s up to us to know just what’s required to get them there!
We’ll be backing this year’s National Fitness Day in order to encourage those that don’t yet have a fondness for fitness, to get out and get active! If you think you’re at risk of falling into a fitness abyss, let us know what motivates you to get up and moving!