There is no reason not to exercise and stay active, no matter your age. Richard Branson is an example. At 71, he exercises like people in their 20s, is lean, fit and keep his muscles and bones strong. Branson notes that fitness has been a key to his success.
Sir Richard Branson (born 18 July 1950) is a British business magnate, investor, and author. In the 1970s he founded the Virgin Group, which today controls more than 400 companies in various fields.
“I have always been a big believer that keeping in great physical shape helps with every single aspect of life. If you’re feeling fit, you will have more energy to take on all sorts of challenges and opportunities, in your work and beyond. The mental health benefits of getting active are also enormous – there’s nothing to beat the wellbeing you feel from a good workout.”, Sir Branson writes.
He says having a morning (and evening) fitness routine sets him up for success, and consistency is very important. What does his workout routine consist of?
“I continue to play tennis every day, and to kitesurf and swim. But I’ve also added daily sessions in the gym, including weights and circuits work that I had never got into before.”, according to Branson.
“It’s so crucial to find somebody to work out with who you enjoy spending time with.”
“I never want to stop getting that wonderful endorphin rush,” Branson wrote. “But it’s easy to slip into a ‘not today, I’ll do it tomorrow,’ mindset. You have to keep going even when you don’t feel like it.”
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