I’ve always tried to lead a healthy, active lifestyle, especially since fitness is my profession. Unfortunately, I’ve recently come to realize that as we age, exercise is not as easy. I hurt more afterwards and take longer to recover; I feel tighter, stiffer, and—most annoyingly—I’m more prone to injuries.
For instance, a few weeks ago I had just started to increase my workouts after recovering from two small injuries, when I went a little overboard while teaching a cardio class. I woke up the following morning and could hardly walk! I had a good idea of what it was, as I’ve heard many people talk about it: plantar fasciitis. All I could do was cry, frustrated at being injured yet again, and concerned that this time it was something as crucial to movement as my feet. I was feeling down and defeated. I was feeling my age!