Inactivity and excess weight among older people is a growing problem in North America, Europe and the entire developed world.
Now, amid the COVID 19 crisis, it can complicate health even more for the millions of people who are overweight.
But one woman in Mount Joy – shows how the pandemic might make us take a temporary detour, but it doesn’t have to wreck us.
Eddie first began training at the tender age of 76. She was having trouble getting up without using her hands and particularly disliked this due to the germs she was exposed to when using a public restroom. Arthritis was taking its toll and she was becoming more stiff, achy and less mobile. The more she hurt the less she was able to do. Unfortunately, the less she moved the worse she felt. And falling – and getting back up- had become a major worry.
Still, she chalked these troubles up to ‘expected at her age’ and considered herself ‘pretty good for 76’.
At the time, some of her friends were attending ‘curves’ a circuit training program for women, but she wanted a personalized approach. She needed someone to work closely with her to help her learn how to exercise safely and keep her motivated.
Only when she began with 2BFit did she realized how much strength and ability she had actually lost, and how much she stood to gain from personal training.
She has been training with 2BFit for more than 9 years now. Over that time she has improved her strength and mobility immensely, She takes pride in her ability to lift and carry big bags of cat food and move her outdoor furniture around when it suits her without having to wait for someone else to do it for her.