Getting fit after 40 may sound like a no-brainer to some. Why? Because this is the age when one gets busier, busier, and busier. Look, that’s when you’ve got more hours at work, you need to sleep more, your family needs you, blah blah blah… So you may infer that there’s no time to spare for the fitness sessions.
But again, you must know that as you age, especially when you’re around your 40’s, many changes occur to your body processes. Your metabolism decreases (hence less energy is used up), your recovery from exercise takes longer, and you generally develop that “lazy” feeling. Consequently, it impacts negatively onto your health, and you need to stop or avoid this. Health is wealth. There’s a very easy way to do that. You only need to make some tweaks in life. That’s exactly what I have for you today. Are you ready? Thumb through the points below.
1. Do What You Love
As you age, you tend to lose taste and interest for some things. That’s natural and acceptable.
To stay fit, you need to move ~ do some exercises. However, the exercises do not have to feel obligatory to you. That’s why I insist on doing only exercises that you’ll find enjoyable for yourself. That will help you to stay in them for quite some long time, thus stay fit for as long as you continue doing the exercises.
I’m not sure about what your preference may be, but I think cycling, jogging, hiking, attending some yoga classes can serve the purpose.
2. Improve Your Posture
A poor posture is one of the main culprits for some complications like pain in the neck, upper back, and shoulders. Hints about the alt posture for a fit health is standing straight..standing straight has been proved to help in reducing the load of lower belly fat. Likewise, it helps you to avoid pains in the waist among many other advantages. You can find more healthy postures online and/or by consulting your doctor.
3. Lift Some Weight
To maintain a lean muscle tissue, which is a calorie burner, you need to lift some weight. Don’t be worried about the amount to lift. Just start small. Start from what you can successfully lift and advance up the ladder as you get stronger and stronger. You’ll burn more and more calories than you take in, which is the gate to being lean.
4. Fuel Up Properly
Exercising without the recommended quality and quantity of food is extremely dangerous to your body. Eat proteins, carbohydrates, and the whole range of a balanced diet to keep your body healthy. Otherwise, your health will deteriorate other than improve. A safer move is talking to your doctor about the best diet for your body.
5. Find Others With Whom You Can Flock Together
Unity is strength. It is quite difficult to work out alone, isn’t it? If you find a supportive group of friends around you, you’ll feel motivated hence stronger. Come up with an exercise routine to follow together with friends who also have the same goal as yours. Meet on specified dates and do the exercises that you planned for that day. You’ll find this simpler than if you had to do it all alone.
6. Be Consistent
Being fit isn’t just a matter of achieving fitness and then quitting the fitness measures. Be sure that you’ll get back to your initial unfit condition if you don’t maintain living the fitness life you started. The good news is that once you are in it, you get used to living the fitness life. Like a river, don’t go back!
To Sum Up…
So we have gone through about how to start getting fit after 40. If you’re at your 40’s and you’ve been looking for a way to stay fit, you must start doing the above if you hadn’t. They are the surefire tickets to the fit life you’ve always been dreaming of.