Now it is time to Get Physical and look at Exercise and Diet for Midlife & Beyond.
Most us would remember Olivia Newton-John’s hit back in the ‘80s – Let’s Get Physical and her leotard, leg warmers and head band (which we all secretly loved and had a pair of leg warmers in our wardrobe!).
The Leotards, Leg Warmers and Sweat Bands might have gone, and I do love today’s stylish workout gear, however the principle is still the same. You can’t just rely on wearing stylish workout gear to be healthy – you actually need regular exercise, coupled with a well-balanced diet to maintain and healthy and happy lifestyle.
So, let’s look at Exercise and Diet for Midlife
We all know that we should exercise but it can be hard to include exercise into your life if you are a busy mum, grandmother or harder still to start exercising at all.
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My 5 points for why you need to exercise and eat healthy if you want to Sizzle Towards 60 and beyond!
Exercise and Diet for Over 50s
1. Invest in You!
You invest in your home, your career, your family, friendship and other areas of your life so why not yourself? Investing in you by employing a Personal Trainer is money well spent. A Personal Trainer can assess your requirements and provide a training program for you.
2. Schedule in time for exercise
Yep, we are all busy, so schedule exercise as an appointment in your diary
3. It is never too late to start
Even if your joggers have become dusty and mildewed because of lack of use, you can still start! Just make sure you get the all clear from the doctor and start slowly. Even a brisk walk is a good and easy way to start.
4. Include weight training
Weight training is important especially as we age. It improves bone density, posture, muscle mass and flexibility. You can read more about the importance of strength training here – Why We Need to do Strength Training
5. Don’t associate the word ‘diet’ with losing weight
When we hear the word ‘diet’ we immediately think of weight loss. A healthy well balanced diet is so much more than that. The secret is to just cut out processed foods containing high sugar and fat content and learn to read the labels!
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Next in August – the Month of Midlife Matters series, I will be taking you on a journey of ‘self-discovery’ and also challenging yourself.