How to Get and Stay Fit Over 70

Well, maybe not right now because my hip hurts from “Too Much Sitting on My Butt” Syndrome, and I’m still really sore from that spin class I took the other day.

But as quickly as the snarky comments in my head appeared, they disappeared. So, I sucked up my pride, peeled my 43-year-old body off the floor and looked her way. As she was probably completing her 50th Jane Fonda-like leg lift, I looked at her and said, “Great form.”

She smiled, said thank you and returned the compliment: “You’re really fit for your age. How old are you? Like 40 or something?”

If you’re anything like me, getting and staying fit over 40 is not only important for your physical health but also your overall mental wellbeing.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Sara Lindbergh, B.S., M.Ed., is a fitness expert and full-time freelance writer with 20+ years of experience. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s degree in Counseling. She’s spent her life educating people on the importance of health, wellness, mindset, and mental health, and she specializes in the mind-body connection, with a focus on how our mental and emotional wellbeing impact our physical fitness and health.

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