Getting Your Old Body Back
You look at yourself in the mirror and realize that your body is no longer how it was when you were in your twenties. You’ve either given birth, let go of your diet, or stopped trying to be healthy. It even gets more annoying when you look at your old pictures and realize just how healthy you looked.
If you could only turn back time, you would have dieted and lost all the weight when your metabolism was still efficient. The truth is, your body slows down as you age. You will soon see shedding those extra pounds wasn’t as easy as it used to be.
So what can you do about it? Before starting your own exercise program, you also need to check with your doctor for any medical conditions associated with what you’ve done in the past.
Once you get the go signal, gradually return to your once-active lifestyle. If you were sedentary back then, your muscles could have lost their bulk and could have been replaced by fat. Things are especially harder for women who have given birth.
The best course of action would be to build up your muscle mass slowly and gradually by increasing their load. Start with bearing your own weight in the upright position through brisk walking or on a stationary bike.
Increase the distance of your exercise every week. Never be overly ambitious with what you want to do. When you push yourself too hard, you may strain your muscles, or worse, permanently injure them.
Aerobic exercises such as swimming and dancing make great additions to your routine. These can be your alternative activities should you find yourself off to a vacation somewhere. Lifting weights, yoga, and Pilates should round up your program because these increase your flexibility.
Your goal is to exercise for at least 30 minutes or so for 3 or 4 times a week. Once-a-week workouts don’t work because there won’t be any follow-up activity for your bones and muscles. You’ll just be wasting your money if you do this.
Moreover, spot reduction of problem areas may not be as effective if you don’t get into an overall fitness program. The good news is, some yoga and Pilates classes include every kind of activity so you don’t get confused with what you really need to do.
Apart from exercise, diet modification is also just as important if you really want that healthy-looking body. Don’t let age be your excuse in leading a sedentary life.
In fact, you should be more watchful more than ever because you won’t recuperate as efficiently and as effectively as you did back then. Have a regular meal pattern and know that breakfast is still the most important part of your morning.
Eat at least 5 portions of vegetables and fruits daily and look for foods that are high in fiber. Most importantly, have the willpower to lessen your intake of sugars and oils. Not only will these make you gain weight, they can actually increase your chances of either a diabetes or heart attack.
Warren Tattersall has been a full time nutritional consultant for over a decade and works with people all over the world to help them improve their health, increase their personal energy levels and to use supplements to assist with diet related health issues.
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