Staying healthy over 40 is not an easy task (at least not for me!). I have definitely had to work at it and I am far from an expert. But today I’m going to share some healthy tips that I have implemented over the last several years.
This is one of my newer workout outfits, and the leggings are my favorite!
In my early forties, my hormones started going crazy. I was tired all the time and my clothes were feeling a little snug.
I slowly started making changes to my eating habits. I started looking at what I was putting in my body and even on my body (makeup, lotions, etc.)
Here are the healthy tips I implemented:
1. I try to eat organic or “clean”. When I first started I jumped in and I went a little crazy with it. I still like to “clean” eat as much as possible but I don’t always, and I give myself grace. I eat healthier snacks and I don’t eat white sugar very often. I use honey and maple syrup instead of sugar.
2. I cut diet coke out completely. I loved my diet coke but I knew it wasn’t good for me. I will drink a coke every once in a while (popcorn and a coke at the movie theatre is a must for me.) I don’t ever use artificial sweeteners.
I drink a lot of water and I still drink coffee but I always drink it black (I know, I’m boring. )
3. I got serious about exercising regularly. Okay, I’m not a hard core exerciser and I’m struggling with staying tone but I do exercise because I know it’s good for me.
Right now, I am going to boot camp twice a week and then exercising at home.
4. I use essential oils. I know there’s a ton of hype about essential oils on the internet right now but I started using them before all the hype. They’ve been a huge help with my hormones.
I didn’t want to start taking hormone replacement therapy and thanks to my essential oils, I don’t have to. I use them everyday! (Using essential oils does not mean I don’t go to the doctor. I go for all my check ups, pap smear, blood work, mammogram etc.)
Well, that’s it, as I said I’m not an expert but I’m trying to stay as healthy as I can. Do you have any tips for staying healthy?
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*The workout clothes were given to me by All for Color. All opinions are my own.
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