Fitness after 40 – Bid goodbye to expanded waistlines
Being a woman in your forties, you might totally appreciate and understand the challenges which you face in this age group. Your waistlines might be stubborn enough to keep expanding even though you regularly exercise or you’re careful about your nutritional requirements. What should a woman do at such an age in order to stay at the pink of their health? Well, it is unfortunate enough that there isn’t any magic formula for you but then there’s hope for you and there’s nothing to lose confidence.
It may not be easy for you to spot reduce which is losing weight at certain targeted areas, you can definitely do few exercises which can tighten those troubled areas. Moreover if you lose body fat, the problem areas will also get an impact and henceforth you can get the desired body or shape. Majority of the women in their 40s tend to gain weight in their middle portions and if you too are one among them, here are few secrets which you may employ in order to get back the fountain of youth.
Ditch the practice of walking on a treadmill
If all that you do is running on your treadmill or any similar cardio machine for long monotonous sessions, ditch this habit immediately. Sell it off and make space for some actual fat burning exercise in an inexpensive manner. The key to achieving success is to replace your cardio sessions with high intensity training sessions. You can achieve these with squat jump, stationary sprint and jumping jacks.
Get ‘weight training’ to push your weight throughout your body
If you are eager to lose body fat, you should undoubtedly add some sort of resistance training to your workout regime. The ultimate goal should be to add enough muscle to your body and go by the saying “Real Women Have Muscle”. The belief that our metabolism reduces with age is nothing but a fallacy which leads to the middle-age spread which is inevitable. No, this doesn’t call for a new gym regime but it rather means you should get the right weight training to lose it as soon as possible.
Know the reality of dieting before you put yourself on a harsh diet
Yes, although you may have heard that the vegan diet plan eliminates all sorts of meat, fish and eggs from your diet and helps you get rid of obesity, this may not be the perfect option for you at this age. Here are some things you should know on dieting.
- You can’t make up for bad diet by out-training yourself
This means that irrespective of how hard you train yourself, if you eat the wrong foods and choose the wrong nutrition, you won’t ever get your desired results. Improving those troubled spots will seem a far-fetched dream.
- Going on a tough diet can be a good way of gaining weight
When you lower your calories excessively, this may lead to slower metabolism which eventually leads to accumulation of more body fat. You will soon become unhealthy and unhappy about your body.
3 Quick nutritional tips to follow:
- Eat at least 5-6 small and light meals daily so that you don’t get too hungry to overeat
- Include protein with every meal that you take as this stabilizes your blood sugar levels
- Reduce the intake of starchy carbs and eat the fibrous carbs. Say NO to refined sugar and eat more veggies.
Above all, remember that fat loss and fitness is not rocket science and it requires will power, willingness and enough dedication. Follow the above listed tactics if you’re a middle aged woman in your forties trying your best to get in shape.