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How to Get Fit in mid-life: Tips and Tricks to build a Healthy Lifestyle

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

Getting fit later in life may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be 😊. With some motivation, dedication, and smart choices, you can achieve your fitness goals and enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get started:

Find an exercise you love doing

One of the most important factors for getting fit is finding an exercise that you enjoy and can stick with. Whether it’s walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, dancing, or anything else, choose something that makes you happy and fits your schedule. You can also try new activities or join a class or a group to spice things up and meet new people.

woman exercising at home
woman exercising at home

Build up your exercise steadily

Don’t push yourself too hard or too fast when you start exercising. You need to give your body time to adjust and avoid injuries. Start with low-impact activities and gradually increase the intensity, duration, and frequency of your workouts. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity per week, as well as strength training exercises at least twice a week.

Plan exercise into your diary so you always make time for it.

When you are busy its always easy to skip something that is not a hard commitment in your diary. Commit to two or three exercise sessions a week, and plan around those: 30 mins slots is enough to make a difference.

Eat a balanced and nutritious diet

Exercise alone is not enough to get fit. You also need to eat a balanced and nutritious diet that supports your health and fitness goals. Focus on eating whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats, and low-fat dairy products. Avoid processed foods, added sugars, saturated fats, trans fats, and excess salt. Drink plenty of water and limit your alcohol intake.

woman exercising at home
woman exercising at home

Get enough sleep and rest

Sleep is essential for your physical and mental well-being. It helps your body recover from exercise, regulate your hormones, boost your immune system, and improve your mood. Aim for at least seven to nine hours of quality sleep per night. If you have trouble sleeping, try to avoid caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and screens before bed. You can also practice relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga, or breathing exercises.

Stay positive and motivated

Getting fit in mid-life is totally achievable, and it can also be rewarding and fun. Don’t let negative thoughts or any setbacks discourage you from pursuing your goals. Instead, focus on the positive aspects of your fitness journey, such as how you feel, how you look, how you perform, the extra things you can now do. It's important to recognise and celebrate your achievements and reward yourself with something that makes you happy.

Seek professional advice

Before starting any new exercise or diet program, it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor. They can assess your health status, advise you on the best options for you, and monitor your progress. You can also seek the help of a certified personal trainer or a nutritionist who can design a personalized plan for you and guide you along the way.

Getting Fit in mid-life using these tips and tricks is totally possible and beneficial for your health and happiness. Use these tips and tricks, to make positive changes in your life and enjoy the results. Remember that getting fit is not a destination that you stop at. It is a lifestyle choice that can allow you to fit for any purpose in life that you choose.

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