In your forties, fifties, sixties and beyond, it’s important to take the time for yourself. A regular exercise program and healthy diet can help keep your weight down and energy up.
A little can go a long way, so try a few of these simple tips:
Every Step Counts
I recommend getting 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily. Here are a few things you can do to sneak in exercise while still leading a busy life:
PACE YOUR CALLS - Instead of sitting down at your next conference call, stand or even pace back and forth while you talk. You might even try holding a squat against the wall while on the phone to burn more calories and tone your legs
DIP YOUR CHAIR – To help keep your triceps toned, place your hands on the edge of your seat with you knees bent and hips in front of the chair as you bend and straighten your arms. Try to do 10 repetitions each hour for maximum results
Burn Calories on the Go!
It’s important rev up your metabolism with strength training. Muscles are metabolic tissues, which means they burn calories, even when you sleep!
Try adding in some standing leg lifts while you are waiting in line at the store, or squats while lifting your brief case to help strengthen those muscles. Building muscle can burn calories, help change your body composition, strengthen bones, and prevent loss of body mass
Stretch Your Mind Body Connection
Flexibility decreases as we age due to connective tissue breakdown, decreased activity and overuse patterns.
Yoga and Pilates are a great solution for increasing flexibility and reducing stress.
Andrea Metcalf is a healthy lifestyle expert and NOT A runner! Author of best selling book, Naked Fitness, Andrea hopes to inspire people to live their best life. Be healthy, be moved. www.andreametcalf.com
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