How to Stay Limber After 50

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How to Stay Limber After 50

Aging is inevitable, but living a healthy lifestyle will help you stay limber well into your golden years. At Leisure Works, we want you to feel your best, no matter your age! We promote an active, healthy lifestyle for people of all stages of life. Whether your favorite recreational activity is golfing, tennis, running, walking the dog, or anything else under the sun, we’re here to tell you that you can enjoy it with vitality for many years to come. Staying limber after 50 is all about taking good care of your body.


Our muscles and joints take a little longer to kick into gear as we get older. We lose flexion and the blood doesn’t flow as readily as it did in our youth. But that doesn’t mean we have to give in! We simply need to pay more attention to preparing our bodies for exercise. A good stretching routine is vital and should be a habit for everyone before working out. As we age sometimes stretching can cause discomfort, so it’s important not to stretch our muscles too far and risk injury.

When our muscles are warm, they stretch more readily. Blood circulates and we become more limber. This is one important reason why hot tubs and swim spas are the perfect environment for pre- and post-workout stretching. The hot water heats the body’s core temperature, improving range of motion, relieving discomfort and pain, and quickening recovery time. Soaking in a hot tub is even proven to relieve symptoms of arthritis and other common ailments.

Aquatic Exercise

Now that you’re feeling loose and limber, it’s time to get in some aquatic exercise. Swim spas offer a low-impact, low-stress environment, so you can stay fit without putting pressure on your muscles and joints. The buoyancy of the water vastly decreases the weight your body has to bear to move around. Plus, you can control the resistance of the water flow to give yourself the workout that is best attuned to your comfort level.

Walk, swim, stretch, lift weights — the options you have are virtually endless in a swim spa. You can even add accessories like a Swim Spa Step, a Spa Side Handrail with Base, or a SoftTread Floor System by SeaDek for greater accessibility. A swim spa will help you stay limber and fit, so the best years of your life are still to come.

Leisure Works is your source for high-quality hot tubs and swim spas. We’re proud to be able to say that all of our products are made right here in the USA. You can visit one of our showrooms in Ann Arbor and Novi to view our fantastic selection and to learn more about the benefits of aquatic fitness. Come in today to see how a limber life is the best life!


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