How to Stay Slim After 40? Learn How to Keep Healthy and Fit as you Age
As you reach the age of 40 and older, you may be experiencing weight gain that is tough to take off. Different in your 20’s and 30’s where you can eat less and exercise daily to lose weight, at 40’s your metabolic rate drops which makes it hard to burn calories. In addition to this, your body becomes less and less active. To stay slim while maintaining good health, here are the five things you need to do.
Regardless of your age, the weight loss principle remains the same. Eat less yet high in protein food like chicken breast, green leafy vegetables and fruit like avocados. If you don’t cut the portions of food you eat, losing weight would be more difficult. You may consult your dietician on the number of calories you need to consume every day. It is also important to understand that skipping meals doesn’t help with your weight loss program.
Staying fit at 40 is not easy for anyone, and a proper diet alone may not give you the result you want. Start with 30 minutes a day cardiovascular exercise using ProForm 16.0 MME Elliptical - a machine you can rely on when you need to burn calories from the comfort of your own home. It provides a total body workout by engaging both your upper and lower body. It is our recommended elliptical for those who are serious about losing weight at 40’s.
Aside from ProForm 16.0 MME Elliptical you can also use other home exercise equipment like treadmill, air bike or rowing machine. You can find a lot of them on the market today!
Strengthen your body muscles with other exercises like climbing and hill walking which is the feeling that can be mimicked by ProForm 16.0 MME Elliptical. Other home activities you can do are heavy gardening, shoveling, cycling and climbing stairs. You can also enroll in a dance class during the weekend. Getting fit and active at the age of 40 will give you a happier life.
When you feel stressed out, you will tend to crave sugary foods or begin to do stress eating which can make you gain weight. Breathe in, breathe out. Always look on the brighter side. You can try attending a yoga class to manage any stress that life throws at you.
Get Enough Sleep
Lack of sleep is also associated with weight gain, so if you want to stay slim at 40’s make sure you take enough rest. 8 hours of sleep will help your body recover from the exercise and energizes you for the next day.
A little reminder from us: Be sure to consult your doctor before starting the cardio workout and diet especially if you have been inactive for a long time or had an injury or medical condition in the past.