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Welcome, if you’re here you obviously know its time to do something. Lets be honest we are a little out of shape a little complacent or stubborn and way pressed for time. Some of us question how we got here and some of us have been this way our whole lives. The bottom line is we know its time to change.
Make no mistake this won’t be easy, but you are not alone. Your focus or goal should be on getting fit and maintaining. You should also focus on doing things as naturally as possible. There is no easy and quick way for weight loss. Exercise and Healthy eating is the way to go to maintain and the most effective way to achieve your goal. Quick fixes don’t last long. Again, I can’t stress enough of doing things naturally as possible.
Always consult your doctor before taking on any exercise routine.
We have to change the way we look at food to be fit at forty and beyond. This means curbing what we enjoy not necessarily cutting out but definitely cutting back. Set realistic goals. A little weight off at a time is more likely to achieve long term results. Changing what you eat is the first step to your success. Plenty of water, veggies and fish are good choices to start with and it is probably time to look at vitamins. Making a grocery list before shopping and sticking to it! You’ve got to come out of your comfort zone here. We all have our favorite things to eat so my suggestion is that you actually increase what you buy so that you will try some new recipes with things that will be healthier for you. No one wants to waste money on things they don’t like to eat. Now that you have a little plan for your next grocery trip, once you’ve made your purchases start reading labels.
How many servings, calories, salt content, preservatives?
Ok so were watching what we eat now its time to burn some calories. Hey doing anything to make you sweat is burning calories. If you are severely over weight just start with walking and noting that, its something we should all do as much as possible . At 40 and beyond we must also consider that injuries can happen quicker for us so look into low impact exercises if you are new to physical activity. I like to swim and actually do a routine with a club in a pool. Now mind you a lot of the participants are seniors but I have to say it’s still a work out. There are also low impact exercise videos to choose from as well as high impact. Only you and your doctor know what your body can handle. Biking is another great one! And it’s true you never forget. This is something you can do with your kids around the neighborhood or plan an all day event. You will be surprised at how far you can go. Remember to bring your water! Good luck on getting started, and remember to change you routine often. (Work different areas of your body.) Also check out other great ideas www.fitness-over40.com