Staying fit after 50

Older woman working outBY KEVIN M. NORRIS
Washington Blade

I am technically not a Baby Boomer, but I am less than four years away from 50.

Everyone fears aging to a degree, even personal trainers. I have spent the last 15 years specializing in exercising with older adults and have gained some insights into the fears that the aging population faces. What sparked today’s column was when I answered a Linked In question asking what is the biggest fear facing Baby Boomers today? The answer I gave was loss of independence.

According to the History Channel’s web site, Baby Boomers account for 76 million people born between the years 1946-1964. However, older adults in general are considered age 50 and above by AARP. They are the fastest-growing population in this country and are flocking to gyms in greater numbers and they are taking a more active role in managing their health.

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