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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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There you go, healthy tips for women over 40. Do you have any advice for staying healthy?
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Beauty For the Heart~~ When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. John 13:12
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.
Have a blessed day!
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