How to Stay Fit and Healthy When You Are 40

How to Stay Fit and Healthy When You Are 40

09.05.2022 Off By manager_1

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It is hard to stay fit in your 40s, 50s and beyond. I wish there was a magical pill that would keep us healthy, fit and full of energy. Unfortunately, there isn’t one.

Today, I share 7 ways to stay fit and healthy. Although I’m not an expert in staying healthy, I try to be as healthy as possible. And I hope you’ll follow it and be amazing!

7 ways to stay fit and healthy

1. You can set small goals – It’s not possible to change everything at once, but it is worth making a plan. Set a goal to exercise three times per week if you aren’t exercising or if you don’t have that much free time.

Setting small goals is what I love. It’s hard for me to achieve, but I feel accomplished when I reach small goals.

2. Exercise – We need to exercise! It is important to stay active even at an advanced age. It’s obvious that a sedentary lifestyle is not good for you. So get moving!

I work out at least 3-4 times per week. I practice barre, cycling and flow. I am also a member at Faster Way to Fat Loss. I love their meal plans and exercise programs, even though I’m unable to go to work.

3. Healthy eating habits are important. What we eat has a significant impact on our health. Poor diets can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, diabetes, and even hypertension.

I make sure to get plenty of protein. Protein is an essential building block for bones and muscles, cartilage, skin, and other body parts like hair and nails.

I avoid sugar and bread. I allow for grace days and if I make a mistake, I start again the next day. I find it helps me to stick to a weekly meal plan.

4. I insist on getting enough sleep. It is obvious that our bodies need it. When we get enough sleep, we feel better mentally and physically, and we perform better throughout the day.

5. Take good care of your gums and teeth – Your overall health depends on how well you take care of them. As a dentist by trade, I noticed a direct correlation between healthy gums and teeth in patients.

Regular checkups are important. Floss your teeth regularly.

6. Manage Stress – It is difficult because everyone has stressful days, weeks or months. Stress can cause unhealthy changes in your body.

My mornings start quiet. I start my day with a devotion and my Bible. This helps me get my day off to a good start. When stress arises (and it will), it makes it easier for me to handle it.

7. Positive attitude is key – How we feel begins with how we think. Positive outlook can make all of the difference.