Now that I am over 60, I can state categorically that I still don't suffer from the "usual aches and pains", and certainly not on a daily basis. The last time we visited our local castle, which involved going up and down a lot of steep steps, I didn't have any problems coping with them. The following day though my legs felt a bit stiff, but there was a good reason for that and I was back to normal two days later.
John and I walk a lot every day, partly because we live on the edge of town and it's a ten minute walk to the nearest shop and partly because we have a dog to exercise. When we lived in the UK we both did a lot of running, however it's too hot at the moment for running to be enjoyable so we now prefer to go out for a walk. I think the fact that we have taken regular exercise over the years has helped to keep us fit and warded off potential aches and pains. I also think that regular exercise has stopped us getting overweight, which is another factor in many age-related problems. That was certainly the case for my friend Sandra, who never walked if a car was available, and unfortunately had the extra weight to prove it!
|Running the Race for Life 3km, at the age of 63|
Do you have any other tips for staying fit and healthy in your sixties? If so, please share them with us.