Being old doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t be fit, healthy and in shape. It may take a little more work than usual but with a little patience, you can be active in your old years. When women turn 40, they gradually start losing bone density, and their muscles get weaker. It is important for women to workout in their prime years because staying fit keeps a lot of diseases at bay. You can focus on exercise if going on a diet isn’t your thing. You should always bear in mind the fact that the quality of the life you live is in your control so by taking a few precautionary measures and adopting healthy habits you can make an enormous difference in how your days go by. To help you, we have compiled a list of how you can do that.
Make Time For Exercise
Exercising or working out is crucial for women in their 40s because they start losing their muscle mass as they age. So to retain it, you should consistently workout. You have to remember that as the number of candles grows on your birthday cake, your body starts changing and so should your habits. Through strength training, your bone density can increase, and you can also start looking slimmer. However, as the weight of muscle is more than fat, you won’t be noticing much difference in your weight. There is also a saying that “strong women live longer”. So exercising is something you should take time out for.
Have A Positive Attitude About Your Age
What you feel about your growing age can affect how you feel. We understand that it may be hard for you at first. Due to the constant media focus on youth, it is all too easy to fall prey to insecurities. However, you must always have an optimistic view of your age, and that attitude will keep you going for long.
Age Is Just A Number
Acting your age will only keep you from feeling youthful and happy on the inside. If you start believing that you’re too old for physical activity, then it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. By cutting back on that exercise, your muscles will start shrinking, and you no longer will be able to take up any more physical activities. You’re as old as you think you are.
Don’t Rely On Mobility Aids
Becoming dependent on mobility aids is quite easy, so I suggest you to refrain from using them for as long as you can because your body needs to move. By continuing to maintain your fitness, it will become easier for you to move and you will feel less tired.
Keep A List Of Things That You Want To Do
By having goals that you want to achieve you will keep yourself busy, and you won’t be wasting time wallowing in self-pity. Having something to look forward to will keep you giddy and happy. In general, it means that you shouldn’t give up on your life.
If working out isn’t your thing then you can look for other ways to keep yourself moving, busy and active. Remember that every step counts. If you’re an animal lover then you can adopt a dog and take it out for a walk, daily. Apart from just keeping you fit it will also keep you occupied. Having animals in your home also make you feel happy and lower your stress. By making minor changes, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, you can significantly improve your health and bring positive reforms in your life.