to Fit for Fifty
site will get you fit in just 11 minutes a day!
fitness does not mean bulging muscles, nor is it the exclusive
property of young men or women.
fitness has a positive effect on mental fitness. It also
enhances and improves such desirable qualities as vitality,
appearance and personality.
exercises contained within are suitable for all ages.
name’s Paul, I’m 59 years old and this is me.
know I’m no oil painting, but although I smoke and
drink, I’m fitter than most people I know, who are
10-12 years my junior. I can still run 100 metres to catch
a bus and not feel out of breath. I also hate doing exercise
for the sake of it. So, how do I stay fit?
a friend I discovered the 5BX
Plan – Five Basic Exercises – which was
devised by a Dr. Bill Orban for the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Plan for women) These exercises take just 11minutes a day,
which suited me down to the ground. I know it sounds impossible
to get fit in so little time a day, but it works! Don’t
take my word for it. Try it! You have nothing to lose.
came across the Yoga exercises contained here in an old
library book and I find these are of great benefit, not
only for keeping loose and supple, but with the extra bonus
of enhancing a sense of calmness.
WORD OF CAUTION
it comes to the 5BX
Plans, follow the instructions exactly. DO NOT
skip a step. As for the Yoga,
begin with the AM
Routine. DO NOT believe
the myth of “no pain, no gain”. Be patient.
If doing a particular stretch hurts, ease back until it’s
comfortable. DO NOT strain yourself; the
suppleness will come in time.
combination of the 5BX
and the Yoga
exercises on alternate days keep me fit. I feel confident
that if they work for me, they will work for you.