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Personal Trainer

Exercise is an essential part of a long and healthy life, but not everyone can just walk into a gym and do bench presses. Older bodies don’t bounce back from strenuous exercise like they once did, and in some cases exercising improperly can even be harmful.

A personal trainer over the age of 40 can demonstrate safe exercise techniques to older adults. “Older people need trainers who understand the physical and mechanical limitations that are inevitable in an older client,” according to career coach Roy Cohen. “Certification is easy and available either online or through the traditional channels, such as institutes and community colleges.”

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