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Monday, 1 December 2014

Fight Fat After 40

It has been said that if you continue to eat the same in middle age then you will gain 30lb a year!

So what can you do to change your habits?

One thing you need to do is change your eating habits. By the age of 45, you need to be consuming 300 less calories a day and taking regular exercise (30-40 minutes 4-5 times a week).

Stress causes fat to accumulate around the waist area. Too much stress can put you at risk of health problems. Look for ways to reduce your stress levels that fit in with your daily lifestyle and that you enjoy e.g. going swimming, laughing more, relaxing in the bath, taking a daily stroll.

Food portion size as you get older is important. Portion sizes need to be reduced. One way to do this is by measuring out your cereal serving and making a note of the portion size according to the recommended serving on the carton. Try using a smaller plate for meal times which will make it more difficult to over fill and over eat.

Exercise is important as you age. It will not only make you feel better, but it will help keep you in shape. Choose something you enjoy and that is not too strenuous on your body. Walking rather than jogging will keep you in shape but won't put so much pressure on your joints. Using weights will help strengthen your bones and tone your muscles all over. All of these things can be done at home and for free.

An active sex life is a good way of reducing your stress AND getting some exercise!


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