5 Workout Tips for Baby Boomers

Staying fit and active is important for the overall health and longevity of baby boomers. See more healthy aging pictures.
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You might be getting older, but that doesn't mean you have to slow down. Yet, your body might think otherwise, sending you messages in the forms of aches and pains that you didn't have to battle during your earlier adult years.

By all means, those aches and pains shouldn't be telling you to stop exercising altogether. Staying fit and active is important for your overall health and longevity, but now that you're older, you may have to apply some new thinking to how you keep fit.

Older adults should always check with their doctors before beginning a new type of workout. This is especially important if you've been inactive for several months, want to try a more vigorous routine or have medical conditions that could be affected by exercise.

Now that you're ready to go, let's look at some tips boomers should consider when working out.