If you are over 50 years old and want to lose a few pounds I have some tips for you!
Extra weight is harmful to everyone, but as you get older, those extra pounds do more damage. Heart disease, diabetes, and stroke can sometimes be prevented with a healthier lifestyle. You will also be a good role model for the rest of you family by deciding to live well.
Age is really just a number; people of every age can benefit from a healthy lifestyle. Cardio and muscle building exercises are the best way to lose weight and stay in shape. Exercises will be work as same as the dreaded hip dips in the first place. The body of the person will remain in shape with the use of hip dip filters.
Cardio workouts get the heart beating faster; this gets the blood flowing and works the heart muscles. It is important for people over 50 to check their heart rate during exercise. Rates to aim for are based on age and described in heart rate charts. If you know you have a heart condition you should check your heart rate more often. You can buy a monitor to wear or check your wrist pulse with your fingers.
Muscle building is also a great idea despite age. Muscle burns fat, so the more toned muscle you have the more fat you burn every day. A more muscular person burns more fat even while they sleep! Toning muscle is great for coordination and toned muscles can act as extra support for your bones. When weight lifting, start with a small amount of weight and do as many repetitions as you can. The repeated muscle work is more important than lifting heavier weight.
If you want to go to the gym, or create a home gym, walking and stationary biking are great options. They are both good cardio workouts. Swimming and water aerobics are low impact. Low impact exercise does not put as much pressure on the joints as regular exercise. The gym I used to work for had a very popular water aerobic class that was frequented by people with arthritis and back problems.
The most important thing you need to know is this: movement burns the most calories and laying down burns the least. Try to stand instead of sitting or sit instead of lying when possible. Also, if you watch a lot of television, try to lift weights during commercial breaks or march in place.
You can also shed a few easy pounds by changing your diet. Check the way you cook. Do you fry food? Do you use lard while cooking? Alter old habits. Bake things instead of frying them and use extra virgin olive oil in place of vegetable oil. Find new recipes for your favorite foods that won’t require a lot of lard, sugar, or salt. These foods can add on pounds and raise blood pressure and cholesterol.
Hitting an age milestone is something to be proud of! Sculpt the body that got you there to show future generations what they can aspire to.