Kerry Jose health and wellness column two reasons people over 50 avoid exercise

Are there really exercises you should avoid after you’re over 50? Over the course of my career, I have worked with many people over 50 who enjoy the same activities they did in their 40s – including surfing, playing tennis, hockey, running, hiking, etc. – so the short answer is no.”

None of these activities are considered “easy on the joints”—and yes, you may need to make some modifications to continue enjoying them—but you certainly don’t have to stop them if you don’t want to.

So why do some people see age as just a number, while others see age as a time to slow down and stop doing certain things?

Once you’re over 50, the two most common reasons I see people avoid activities they love is because 1) they’re afraid the pain will cause damage to their body and 2) they’re just told by a medical professional.

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