Dealing with the Shrinking Box

Maintaining Fitness as We Age

Senior couple in short sleeved shirts standing next to each other in a yoga pose with their hands together as in prayer.
Source: Marcus Aurelius, Pexels.com

I’m nursing a forearm injury (how random is that?) from overdoing it in my free weight exercise routine. I’ve never given much thought to my forearms much less been concerned that they would get injured.

What this experience brought to mind is the fact that as I get older my ability to do the same work at the same intensity is subtly shifting. In our…