If you think your age limits the type of activity you can do, don't let it stop you from doing exercise, here is how to stay fit after you've turned 40.
Whether you are well over your 40s or you've just turned 40, there is no reason to worry, you can stay fit with the right advice and the right mindset. Here are 7 tips to achieve your goals.
1. Stay motivated
Enter the right mindset and try to stay focus on goals that you can actually achieve -consult a professional first, they'll know what the best thing for you is.
2. Listen to what your body tells you
If you are too tired, stop. If you are in pain, stop. Your body has a way to let you know what's right for you and when you've had enough. Don't push yourself through pain and exhaustion.
3. Try stretching
Flexibility work and stretching are paramount because our muscles, tendons and ligaments tend to become stiff as we age, so it's a good idea to include a stretching routine.
4. Don't compare yourself
Don't compare yourself with what you used to do or what other people do. Focus on your progress and your daily goals.
5. Eat well
It is crucial to keep your body fueled with good quality food. Eat healthy fats, carbs and lots of fiber to maintain your energy.
6. Take advantage of the social side of working out
Apart from contributing to your body wellness, working out is a great opportunity to make friends and to keep yourself connected to new people -and this will make you feel better.
Warming up becomes essential as we age if we don't want to get injured.
Always remember to listen to your body and to do what feels right for you, don't force yourself if you feel like you can't do it, take baby steps.