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Older women urged to engage in exercise

26th March 2014

Women over the age of 50 are being urged to exercise due to its 'empowering' nature, reports Best Medical Cover.

That's according to Fab After Fifty founder Ceri Wheeldon, who believes that if you can get into the regime of exercise, it can be "fun and social to do".

In terms of empowerment, Wheeldon believes that exercise, such as running or attending fitness classes, allows mature ladies to feel positive about their bodies.

"When you start to feel more alert, brighter and more motivated, that is going to have a knock-on effect on other aspects of your life," she claimed. "Suddenly you look better in your clothes, you have got more energy, and that is very empowering."

However, it's important that older ladies indulge in exercises that they actually enjoy or face the reality of trying to prop up regimes that are too hard to maintain. In addition, it is "pointless" committing to workout plans that will not be enjoyed, cites Expatriate Healthcare.

Engaging in Zumba, ballroom dances or even games on the Nintendo Wii could allow older women to reap the rewards of better health.

Wheeldon's comments come as a result of her finding out that women older than 50 "have spent too much time running around looking after families" and, as a result, have been unable to take care of themselves.