Why did we write
Retire Fit with S.A.F.E. Workouts?
Because retirement should be enjoyed! Many retirees we’ve met have reported that since they’ve retired and increased the variety or frequency of their chosen activities, they have injured or limited themselves primarily because they weren’t physically prepared for the demands of those activities.
Here are a few examples:
- losing their balance and twisting an ankle when loaded down with photography gear
- pulling a hamstring while climbing Machu Picchu or hiking the local trail
- injuring a knee refereeing high-school basketball
- being unable to participate fully when volunteering at a local event that needed people to set up tables, and carry equipment
This book differs from most other retirement and exercise books in five primary ways.
- identifies physical demands of typical retirement activities done by retirees to keep Emotionally Fit, and gives exercises to maximize their capacity to meet those demands
- presents exercise not as a goal itself but as a means to an end, with the end being the person’s chosen activities that give Emotional Fitness
- takes the guess work out of “which exercises should I do” by providing efficient, pre-set workouts to be done at home or the gym
- discusses ways that the body changes as we age, and the impact that exercise can have to mitigate those changes
- combines the practical experience of a retired person with the expertise and skills of a Certified Personal Trainer
Physical decline in our well anticipated Retirement and “Golden Years” is an issue faced by many. Howard and Missy’s book clearly outlines versatile, enjoyable, motivating and doable strategies to rein-in and challenge these changes.Louise Lawrie