Fitness for baby boomers and seniors

A Boomer’s Point of View


When I turned fifty I was automatically enrolled in an organization called AARP. Not the “American Association of Retired Persons”, but the “Aches And Reoccurring Pain” organization; and every once in a while my body makes me feel that I am its president. “My AARP” club is a worldwide organization, and we have more members than any other association; our motto is – “Misery loves company, and after age fifty, you are never alone.”

My free membership came with lots of perks. Aside from automatic enrollment, I also receive occasional free audio sound effects when I would get off the sofa or the floor. I have been told that this occasional array of grunts, moans and groans is quite popular among all the members; especially on cold dry days. Another membership perk that is available to all members is increased knowledge in the field of over-the-counter or pharmaceutical prescriptions and medical terms like “plantar fasciitis’, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and rotor cuff injuries.

Ever since becoming a member these last few years I have found the best way to reduce my participation in “My AARP” was through exercise and being active. Inactivity is a sure way to be a platinum member of this club and unfortunately in today’s society it is the most popular membership group we have.

Fortunately there is a remedy available for many of these aches and pains, it’s called exercise, and it is the greatest drug ever created. You don’t need a prescription, you can take as little or as much as you want; whenever you want. Side effects include increased activity, energy, strength, endurance, endorphins, and a tendency to participate more in life.

Anyone who is a member and doesn’t want an automatic renewal in “My AARP” program, make sure you take a dose of exercise every day. When it comes to aging, George Burns said it best. “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.”


Important: The information on this site is not intended to treat or diagnose any injuries, illness or any type of acute or chronic conditions. Always consult your physician before starting any exercise program or any type of treatment for any type of health condition.