Fun Fitness to Burn Off Your Over Fifty Flab.
Accept it, aging, like tax, is part of life. Whatever we do we can’t evade it.
Body functions slow down and change. What was perky turns to droopy! What was firm turns to flab!
But there is an upside.
While you’re aging you’re still alive!
Over the years bad habits creep into our life. With other priorities. Less incentive to look good. No pressing need to impress the opposite sex or get the body lean and mean for the summer beach holiday.
For many of us a slow, sneaking laziness creeps in. Days of inactivity turn to weeks, weeks turn to months and months can stretch to years. Daily busy life gets in the way. Unhealthy convenience eating, added to a lack of exercise creates a slow, imperceptible negative drag on health.
There’s a simple solution! Get off your butt and follow these 5 key daily fitness tips.
It sounds simple, and it is.
Simply by moving more! Your body is stimulated and burns calories. You don’t have to go jogging around town. Walking around and walking stairs instead of taking the elevator will chew up calories.
Do some housework or gardening. If you have a desk-bound job, stand up every half an hour, walk around and stretch. Whenever possible stand instead of sit.
A great tip for work is to have all meetings standing up. There are two benefits to this you will burn more calories and the meetings will be a lot shorter! Stand up while reading through documents and files. The less you sit the better.
Keep it fun. For too many people the words fitness and exercise spark negative thoughts of discomfort, pain and boredom. They don’t have to be. Dancing is an excellent way to burn calories, spend time with your partner and also have fun.
Another way to burn lots of calories is playing with the kids or grandkids … or someone else’s kids. Children have unlimited energy.The parents will enjoy the break and by the end of your play time you will have burned calories and stretched many muscles and joints.
Watching television is mindless and unproductive.
Change this waste of time by multitasking. Do your exercise while watching your favorite shows or movies. Set up a treadmill or exercise bike in front of the television and after a few days it’ll become a daily routine. Soon becoming one more healthy habit.
Instead of eading while sitting or lying down, do it on a treadmill or exercise bike!
Staying on track and exercising regularly is difficult but important.
There are so many excuses to avoid exercise. Too hot, too cold, too tired, too windy, too rainy or one of many, many more. To overcome these excuses you need to set goals and reward yourself for achieving them. Like if you stay moving on your treadmill while watching your television shows for a week.
Another way to stay motivated is to work out with someone else. By working out together, you can help keep it fun through conversation or competition.
Reward yourself by going out with your family for a healthy dinner or a movie.
One fantastic companion is a smartphone app, which becomes your fitness companion. (I use Endomondo and Health on my iPhone).
Above all else, understand that a simple fitness routine is very important for a long and healthy life.
Avoid becoming another poor lifestyle statistic. Both health and fitness are critical for every aspect of your life. And in some surprising ways!
The more energy you have, the more you can achieve in your relationships, in your career and even in your finances.
Start doing something today!