Originally Posted by mlongano
Do all of you thin buff twenty somethings honestly think that we fifty somethings were overweight in our twenties and thirties? Many of us fifty somethings that are now twenty to thirty pounds overweight only became so over the last fifteen years or so.
Do you believe that yours will be the first generation that is "fit for life" as you enter your golden years?
It is not my intention to start a war here...just curious as to your thoughts.
Well, with a little bit of workout you could still be fit. My dad is in his mid 50s and still works out 2-3 times a week for about an hour. He doesn't hit the gym, he just jogs and does push ups, pull ups along with crunches. His diet includes a low carb, low fat, high protein, high fibre diet.
Although he has put on a little weight in the years, he is still maintaining what is left of his 6 pack abs which is 4 actually. He still looks pretty damn young because of his active lifestyle and I'm ashamed to say he is possibly fitter, buffer than me.
It is not impossible to maintain your fitness, it's all a matter of personal choice and whether you are willing to make some sacrifices. Which I know is not easy, seeing as most probably want to enjoy the finer things in life when they hit that age with an established career.