As we get older, many of us end up gaining weight. This is sometimes due to hormonal changes or lifestyle changes. However, it should be known that there is no such thing as being too late to get fit by losing weight, even if you have crossed 40.
Here are the top three tips that can help you in losing weight:
Concentrate On Losing Excess Fat
It is said that as you progressively age, you cannot afford to lose muscle, bone, and organ mass. This means that getting healthy does not simply mean losing weight.
It means that you should consider throwing away your weighing scales and invest in a body fat measuring tool like calipers or an electrical impedance device.
Rule of thumb for women is that your waist size should be no more than half your height. An example would be a woman who is 5’4” with an ideal waist size no larger than 32 inches.
Stay Hydrated With Plenty Of Water
Water is the source of all life, so you should never have an insufficient amount in your body. This tip gets more important to follow, with increasing age. Because our hypothalamus, which controls our thirst becomes desensitized, allowing you a greater chance of dehydration. This is more prominent with women with bladder issues.
Water also helps with metabolism and digestion, so it’s important to get enough throughout the day. You can set reminders on your phone throughout the day to stay on top of your hydration needs.
Have A Positive Attitude
If you hear yourself saying things like ‘All my friends are also overweight’ or ‘No one my age isn’t overweight’ and ‘Gaining weight is a natural part of aging’, then you need an attitude change. Even the best goals you set for yourselves won’t be sufficient if you don’t have the right attitude.
Consider finding like-minded peers who what to get fit like you, those who are willing to put in the work to lose weight. Start water acrobatics or a walking group so that you have fun while losing weight.
These three are some of the best ways you can help yourself lose weight when over the age of 40. They are simple and easy to follow, but very effective towards weight loss for all ages.