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Getting Fit After 60 – Impossible Goal or Worthy Cause? (Poll)

Like many people over 60, I feel like I am in a constant battle with my weight. It’s not that I have low self-esteem. I don’t particularly care what other people think about my body. After six decades on this planet, I’m definitely past all of that.

At the same time, there are so many reasons that I want to be in better shape.

Why is Getting Fit After 60 Important?

For starters, I want to explore the world in good health and with plenty of energy in the coming decades. I also want to feel physically strong so that I can handle any situation that life throws my way. Simply put, I want to get in shape to get more from life.

Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, I’m still not in good shape. Far from it. Looking back to when I was a teenager, I remember eating burgers and drinking root beer floats without a second thought for my waistline. Now, I can’t look at a chocolate bar without gaining 5 pounds. Please tell me that you feel the same and that I’m not the only one who is calorie cursed!

I know that getting in amazing shape after 60 is totally possible. All you have to do is look at someone like 77-year-old weightlifter, Willie Murphy, to see that most of our limitations are in our minds. But, it doesn’t feel like that sometimes!

So, here’s the question. Do you think that it is possible to get in the best possible shape of your life after 60? Please take a second to vote and then join the conversation in the comments section at the end of this article.

What advice would you give to someone who is trying to get in shape after 60? What step are you personally taking this year to lose weight or get fit? Please join the discussion.

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Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at margaret@sixtyandme.com

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