You Are Never Too Old To Exercise

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You Are Never Too Old To Exercise

Guiding You Towards Health and Longevity Through Fitness

updated on icon Updated on Oct, 2023

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Lectures -18

Resources -1

Duration -1 hours


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Course Description

Aging is a natural process that every human being goes through and it starts from the very onset of birth. However, the actual “aging” is only really visible when the individual is considered to be quite advanced in age. It should be noted though, that the aging process should not in any way hamper keeping an exercise regimen and in fact exercising should ideally continue but at a gentler pace and design. In this course you will get all the information you need to develop a fitness program that works for you, with the consultation of your healthcare provider.  Truly, “you are never too old and it is never too late”.

As we age the food we eat becomes more critical as well. We tend to snack more and pay less attention to the quality of the food we eat in terms of nutritional value.  It is important that you eat three balanced meals every day or take supplements to fill in where your food groups may be lacking.  At the very least be certain to take a multivitamin every day and watch you protein intake.  Once you start exercising your body is going to need your full daily requirement of protein and if you are not getting that from the food you eat then look into a protein supplement or high protein snacks. So, we cover this dilemma seniors are faced with and give you ideas on how to get the nutrition you need every day without taking a ton of supplements

Motivation is always a good tool to use when there is a need to cultivate a consistent interest in something. This is very true when it comes to trying to motivate those in the more senior age group to engage in a comprehensive and beneficial exercise routine.  Many of us have not exercised consistently for many years now and the thought of it brings dread into our hearts and minds.  We talk about motivation also, what you could possibly use to motivate you.  See, we are all different.  We all respond differently to life, to experiences and to the day to day living we all do.

For instances, I do not respond well nor does it in anyway motivate when I have some 20-something yelling at me to do 10 more sets and 2 more reps.  I was in the military in my younger years and learned how to tune a yelling voice out.  All I want now is to be treated like the adult that I am, make certain I am doing the routine correctly, proper posture etc.) and then let me do it at my own pace.  That is what this course is all about.  

At some point in everyone’s life, there would be instances where health issues would have to be dealt with.

Learning how to deal or cope with these health issues using exercise as a positive tool may help you or someone you know better manage or even eliminate such conditions altogether.

Before embarking on a fitness routine, an aged individual should first seek to have some sort of health and fitness assessment done. This will not only help when it comes to designing a suitable fitness program for the individual but will also help to highlight any possible health issues that might need special consideration when picking the types of exercise routine to incorporate in the exercise program.

And, finally, we spend some time on MET and what that should mean to you as you embark on your new fitness routine.

I would love to see you on the inside.

Who should take this course.

  • In answering that, I could be flippant and just say “YOU”, but I will say anyone who recognizes in their heart that things need to change. 


What will you learn in this course:

  • You will learn why your metabolism slows down as we age and what to do about it.
  • Along with metabolism comes a discussion on our food intake.  Why that is important as we age to our metabolic rate.
  • You will learn about body condition, why it is so important to keep a fitness routine going throughout our senior years.  Strength, mobility, balance and disease comes to mind.
  • You will learn how to incorporate an exercise routine into your daily life even if you are restricted by disease or mobility issues
  • I will even teach you how to work around space issues.
  • You will learn three things you can do to keep the motivation going long after the newness of your program fades.
  • And much, much more


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • There are none to take the course. However, if you are going to embark on a fitness program including changing your diet it is imperative that you consult with a healthcare professional first and follow their recommendations.
You Are Never Too Old To Exercise


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

1 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction 02:11 02:11
Aging And Exercise
2 Lectures
What Types Of Exercises Are Possible
3 Lectures
What Keeps You Motivated
4 Lectures
Checking Out This Whole Physical Fitness
8 Lectures

Instructor Details

Brent Dalley

Brent Dalley

Trainer in: Leadership, Marketing, Family Counseling

For the past 22years Brent has owned and operated his own business.

He works from home, writing and producing training courses in personal development, leadership, and personal communications.

He consults and coaches winning teams and team leaders.

He is a personal coach to those seeking to improve their personal life.

With forty years' experience in leadership, he has gained a lifetime’s knowledge and experience.

Throughout his career Brent has received awards in education, sales performance, cost control and asset management, and employee/management relationships.

In his time away from the office he has volunteered as a counselor and coach to countless individuals and couples.

He is married to the same young lady he met 60 years ago and together they have two daughters and one son and 9 grandchildren.

His current interests are mountain biking, hiking and spoiling grandchildren.

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