By Confitex Men's Health & Wellness Ambassador Tony Marsh
There’s no escaping the fact that our bodies change as we age. When you’re young it’s all about pushing your body as hard as you can. When you get a bit older you can still push yourself but sometimes it’s more about listening to your body.
As a professional athlete I’ve worked my body pretty hard over the years. Now I’ve retired from international rugby I still work out and stay fit, but I can’t do what I used to do – so it’s about finding a balance.
Whether you’re just starting a workout routine or you’ve been active for years, knowing the best exercises for men over 50 can keep you on track and help you reach your health goals faster.
Doing a full-body workout two to three times a week is an effective way to slow down the aging process and maintain muscle mass. Combine this with a brisk walk or a gentle run once or twice a week and you’ll have all your bases covered.
When building a routine, include exercises for each of the major muscle groups – legs, glutes, chest, back, shoulders and core muscles. Here’s a good place to start: