Healthy Tips For Women Over 40

Staying healthy over 40 and beyond is not an easy task. I have had to work at it, but I genuinely believe these can be some of our best years.

When my kids were young, I never felt I had enough time to focus on my health, and I was so busy with them, I didn’t make my health a priority.

Now that we’re empty-nesters, I have more time to work at staying healthy. Embrace this season of life and start making some changes to keep you healthy for the rest of your life.

Black Top (I’m wearing a small) High Waisted Leggings (I’m wearing a small, they’re out of this pattern) Apple Watch Band//Hoka Sneakers (TTS)

Here are Healthy Tips For Women Over 40:

1. Eat clean. What you eat is key to staying healthy, feeling good, and looking fit in your 40’s and beyond. It’s important to eat foods with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Antioxidants are naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin A, C, E, zinc, lutein, and green tea that can boost your overall health.

Green tea can brighten up your complexion by eliminating impurities from your skin.

I try to limit my carbs and eat plenty of protein. We eat an early dinner, and then I don’t usually eat until around noon the next day, which is intermittent fasting.

I also try to limit my sugar intake, which is always a battle because I love sweets. I use to eat M&M’s all the time, but now when I’m craving something sweet, I’ll make these energy bites.

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2. Drink plenty of water. Water helps with every function in the body. As we age, water’s health benefits become even more important for energy, kidney function, and so much more.

Now I drink water throughout the day (I drink black coffee in the morning). I quit drinking diet coke years ago, and when I need something with some fizz, I drink a Zevia cola.

Recently, I purchased these Ultima Replenisher Electrolyte Hydration Powder to drink after my workouts.

3. Exercising regularly. Just 30 minutes a day gives your metabolism a jump start. You don’t have to join a gym to exercise. There are plenty of workout programs online.

Fitness Blender is one of my favorites, and they offer free videos.

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Muscles start to shrink as we age. Add weights to your exercise routine to maintain your muscles.

Strength training helps prevent losing muscle mass, improves symptoms of arthritis, prevents osteoporosis, diabetes, and lowers the body-fat percentage.

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4. Get Sleep – Sleep is connected to our productivity and even our eating habits. Sleep is extremely important, yet it can be hard to get as we age.

Exercise has helped with sleep for me; I also take magnesium at night, which helps with sleep.

5. Eat More Protein – I try to eat more protein and fewer carbs. That doesn’t mean I don’t eat carbs; I just try to watch my carb intake.

Protein makes you feel full, helps with muscle mass, boosts metabolism, can help you lose weight, and generally helps you stay fit as you age.

One last thing, I have been using Modere liquid collagen for over 6 months, and I think it has helped. I am reading more and more that liquid collagen is better than powder collagen.

If you’re gluten-free, use the Pure liquid collagen.

Liquid BioCell collagen has 13 phytonutrient-rich superfoods and resveratrol to improve joints, skin, and the aging process. I also think it has helped with thinning hair.

If you’re interested in trying it you can get $10 off your first order with code 4369961. You can find it HERE.

There you go, healthy tips for women over 40. Do you have any advice for staying healthy?

More Over 40 Tips

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Tips On Looking Your Best After 40

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In John chapter 13, Jesus washes his disciple’s feet. Jesus knew Judas would betray him, Peter would deny him, and all the other disciples were going to scatter. Yet Jesus still washed their feet. What an act of humility!

We are called to love like Christ.

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  1. Loved today’s post! I just purchased two bottles of the Modere collagen.
    The workouts clothing options are great and I appreciated the workout site. I had not heard of this one.
    Love it when you educate us whether it’s why you chose an item to style (like your gray and yellow posts) and now this,
    Awesome! Thank you.

  2. Cyndi, A shout out from Wyoming to thank you for your posts. I look at them everyday and I believe you have helped me dress better and stay motivated to watch my health. I imagine posting so often is a lot of work but thank you I love all your posts. I appreciate the variety and that the choices you post are affordable for the average income woman like me a small town pastors wife. Thanks and may God continue to bless your efforts to make a difference in the lives of women. Vel Pool

  3. Amen to all of this!!! Thanks for the workout website recommendation. I’m not familiar with it. Always looking for new workout resources. XO

  4. Another healthy option for fizzy drinks is to start with a healthy juice, I know Northland juices are 100% juice nothing added, add some sparkling water like San Pellegrino, and a squeeze/fresh slice of lemon/lime or other citrus or fruit. I use a fancy glass, add a pretty straw, and some ice and it feels like a real treat. Coconut water and pineapple juice together, or coconut water and Nellie and joe’s key west lime juice together, are other great healthy options.

  5. One thing I’ve learned is that using low-fat cheese and sour cream is not a good swap when trying to eat a healthful diet. To make up for the flavour (that normally comes from the fat), the manufacturers increase the salt content. It can be double that of the full-fat versions. This is not good, especially for people with heart issues or high blood pressure (hypertension). Now, we eat plain yogurt in place of sour cream and nobody notices the difference.

  6. Love this post. Your tips and links are very helpful. I found a couple new products to investigate. Thank you so much for sharing a variety of topics to encourage looking and feeling our best.

  7. Great tips, Cyndi! I follow most of these. Have been Keto/LowCarb for 2 years, and honestly, it has made a huge difference in how I feel. All my annual check-up numbers are better too! Barring illness, no reason we can’t maintain quality of life as we age.

  8. Thank you for all of the tips!!! for some reason, February seems to be my hardest month healty wise!!! I am wo ready for warmer weather!!!! LOL

  9. Great list of healthy habits! I completely agree . I too didn’t feel like I had the time when my kids were young and now that they’re self sufficient, I’ve been following these habits as well. I have taken a break from exercising as we just adopted a puppy and she is unpredictable! She has taken my early morning workout time before work! I’ll get back to it though. I found the FWTFL about four years ago through you and it was very effective. Are you still a VIP member? I did it for a while but canceled and have relaxed about following that lifestyle. I needed a bit more balance and flexibility. I’m interested to hear your thoughts.

  10. Thank you Cyndi! I have been using powder collagen but am thinking of using the liquid (for starters-less calories! But it is more expensive). I know they suggest two servings a day-is that just initially or do you continue to do two servings after you start to see/feel results?

  11. After I had my third child I found it so hard to lose weight and came upon the book called The Eat Clean Diet – it literally changed my life by changing how I think about food. Eating clean, for me, means don’t eat anything that grandma wouldn’t recognize. I also invested in a Vitamix which makes eating healthier.

    I like your list Cyndi – I think it’s also important to try and make food at home – this cuts down on too much salt and hidden sugars which can make you feel bloated and look older!

  12. Cyndi, Thanks for this post today. It serves a good reminder to take care of our health no matter what age. Eating healthier has changed my health/auto immune issues for the better. It’s also ok to indulgence once in a while, but overall it takes effort and self love to focus on good health practices everyday. Loving the amazon v neck tee packs of two, what a great deal. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Please share what you eat or how you increase your protein. I’ve been trying for a few months and struggle. Thanks

  14. Thanks for information. I needed it. I have cut my food portions in half. One cup of coffee.black a little sugar.walk daily.no caffeine. Expect for the coffee. More chicken less beef.great passage thanks. Bless you. Have fun in Dallas.

  15. Can you share with us a bit about what “eating clean” looks like for you on a daily basis? Thank you!

  16. Thank you four these tips. I’ll be 51 in May and it just gets harder and harder to stay healthy and fit. More than ever, I know that what I eat and how I take care of my body now, will make all the difference for my future. Just thinking about how these things help to ward off Alzheimer’s, Cancer, heart disease, etc, etc. I work with the elderly population and it is amazing to see how early choices will follow us throughout our lives. On a lighter note, love the workout cloths! Cute!!!! Anything to help motivate!!!!!👍Have a great day!!!