From a 78 year old.....be careful, your body wears out eventually. Best of luck.
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I know this quite a recurring theme on these boards but here goes with some background.
I´m 57, 6´2" and I´ve dropped from 95kg to 88kg over the past couple of months, hoping to get down to 85kg by the end of Sept to be within BMI.
I was never a great runner in the army but I´ve always continued to maintain a minimum level of fitness. In the spring, I had some routine tests and STARLIGHT said my triglycerides are through the roof and my blood sugar is borderline. Blood pressure was fine. Recommended I lose a few kg, do some exercise and put me on Fenofibrates.
I eat pretty healthily but have to say I did hit the cheese during lockdown. I haven´t had an alcoholic drink in nearly a year and I don´t drink pop. So really all I could do was cut out the cheese and reduce quantity. I basically eat porridge every day (with just skimmed milk, water and salt), grilled fish or chicken and brown rice with salad for lunch and veggies for dinner. I drink gallons of water.
I´ve also hit the trails. I run about 6km three days a week, fast walk about 10km two days a week, play golf one day and have one rest day. I live in the hills outside Madrid and it´s very hilly so very knackering and hot at the moment.
So far so good. But the problem is, I´m just running out of steam. I can´t keep it up. I´m not sure if I´m doing myself more harm than good and that I should slow down a bit. I started getting blood rushes after standing up and now the feeling of light headedness is getting more regular. I´m going to get my blood pressure checked at the pharmacy today but my next blood test is not til the end of Sept.
So in lieu of seeking proper medical advice, I appeal to all you armchair experts and retired Mirror Technicians out there. How much exercise is too much in your late 50s? Should I slow down?
About 15 years back I broke my leg rather badly and it took surgery and a little longer than the usual six weeks before I could put any real weight on it. Like the Army, the job I had at the time also had a fitness test twice a year and I never had a problem with passing it.
During the time I was off I put on a few lbs and when it was safe to do so I started my daily exercise routine again. However I was not allowed to run for the next couple of months but was told that speed walking (if I was up to it) would be fine.
That's what I did for the next couple of months and it soon got the weight off and it wasn't long before I was running again. So you maybe might try some speed walking and see how that goes.
I’m a couple of years younger than you, but I’m really noticing the muscle fatigue kick in. I swapped running for cycling ten years ago. I’m really noticing slower recovery after high intensity work. Takes me two days to recover from stuff I was doing every day a few years ago.It does, now 61 and after leaving the regulars at 55, I stopped running and substituted distance swimming (a mile at a time). Knees and hips still fine and have lost quite a bit of weight - still do lots of speed and distance walking as well.
But, for the first time this year, I'm noticing that I'm starting to tire at the high-end of exercise, due to muscle fatigue rather than exhaustion...
Same here , used to be two hours recovery and now two days!!I’m a couple of years younger than you, but I’m really noticing the muscle fatigue kick in. I swapped running for cycling ten years ago. I’m really noticing slower recovery after high intensity work. Takes me two days to recover from stuff I was doing every day a few years ago.
Same here , used to be two hours recovery and now two days!!
Not sure why / what the science is behind this.
Most days I eat a high protein diet of mainly chicken, tuna and turkey with snacks consisting of almonds and cashews. Muesli bar thing for breakers, bowl of fresh fruit mid day, electrolyte drink post exercise and chilled green tea most other times. Processed food is almost non-existent in our house.Protein synthesis is slower in older ages, which slows their ability to recover