Hey ladies! One thing I know for sure is staying fit in your 40s, 50s, and beyond is not easy. I wish there were a magic pill that we could take to keep us fit, healthy and give us lots of energy! Unfortunately, there’s not one.
Today I’m sharing 7 Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy. I am not an expert on staying healthy, but I’m trying to do everything I can to feel good as I age.
7 Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy
1. Set Small Goals – Don’t try to change everything at once but try making a plan. If you’re not exercising, set a goal to exercise 3 times a week.
I’m all about setting small goals. If it’s too hard to attain, then I get frustrated but small goals that I can attain makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something.
2. Exercise – Speaking of exercise, we need it! Keeping active at this age is a must. We all know a sedentary life isn’t good for us, so do whatever you can to move your body.
I try to work out 3 to 4 times a week. I do barre, cycling, flow, and HIIT. I’m also a VIP member of the Faster Way to Fat Loss. If I can’t go work out, I use their exercise at home, and I also love their meal plans.
I recently purchased a BMI Smart Scale – FitTrack. This scale measures and tracks my body vitals with 17 health measurements. I love this scale! Right now, it’s on sale, reg. $180, the sale price is $79.
3. Strive for a healthy diet – What we eat can significantly affect our health as we get older. A poor diet can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
I try to make sure I get lots of protein. Protein is an important building block for bones, muscles, cartilage, and skin.
I limit bread and sugar. I allow for “grace” days, and when I mess up, I start over the next day. Having a meal plan for the week helps me stay on track.
4. Get enough sleep – I am a stickler for getting my sleep. We know our body needs it, and when we sleep and sleep well, we feel better physically and mentally and perform better during the day.
5. Take care of your teeth and gums – Our teeth and gums are so important to our overall health. I’m a dental hygienist by profession, and I saw a direct correlation between patients who had healthy teeth and gums and those who didn’t.
Make sure you have regular checkups, and of course, floss your teeth!
6. Manage Stress – This is hard because we all have stressful days, weeks, or even months. Stress can trigger unhealthy changes in our bodies.
For me, I like to start my day with a quiet time. I read my Bible and a devotion. This gets my day started off right, and when stresses arise (and it will), I feel like I handle it better.
7. Keep a positive attitude – So much of how we feel starts with our mind. Having a positive outlook can make all the difference!
Beauty For the Heart~~ I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
Let your beauty shine from the inside out today!
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