After turning 50, it might seem tempting to accept your body’s fate and assume you can do nothing more to improve your mobility. However, research shows that proper diet and exercise can help you age backward until you’re 80 and beyond.

It’s easy to understand why many would assume it’s too late for themselves. Most Americans gain about 3–4 pounds a year as they age. And after turning 40, most people start losing their muscle mass, which means that most of the gained weight is fat.

Don’t give up, though – a little effort every day to increase your metabolism (aka calories consumed) can make a huge difference!

By increasing your movement, you can increase your metabolism, but weight management is only one aspect to why exercise is so important for your body. It can also decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and many other illnesses. Even if you stick to low-intensity exercises, you can reap huge benefits from daily sessions of yoga, Pilates, running, swimming, or any other physical fitness routine you favor.

Harvard Medical School recommends you throw in a variety of exercises and sports to keep your body thoroughly in shape and to prevent boredom. An easy way to mix it up is to sign up for AFEUSA and join our partnered program, Burnalong!

Their online health and wellness classes are designed to help you get in shape, stay motivated, and lose weight/build muscle wherever you are! You can take these classes at home, work, or anywhere you use your phone, tablet, computer, or TV. Choose either to participate in regularly scheduled workout plans and participate in a group of like-minded people, or you can construct your own private workout session and invite your friends and family to join.

Using Burnalong as your workout option allows privacy, comfort, convenience, and accessibility without dealing with public gyms or workout facilities. AFEUSA members receive 50% off their annual memberships. That makes it only $60 per year! Join us today and start living your best, youngest life now.

Article by Charles Jackson, President of AFEUSA

Charles Jackson AFE Board