50 Means Fabulous, Not Flabby & Fat!
Weight loss after 50 is easy with the help of BodyTech diet clinic in Rockville, MD.
It`s never too late to start taking steps to lose weight and improve your health. Arguably, once you hit 50+ losing weight is less about vanity and more about health. As we age, the battle of the bulge can become more challenging. Gone are the 20-something days when we would starve ourselves for a day or two and drop an easy 5 pounds. Regardless of what 50+ may hold in store for all of us, the truth remains that it is not impossible to lose weight. The fact is, at BodyTech, we’ve helped hundreds of 50+ clients realize their weight loss goals using our highly effective approach to the Ideal Protein diet combined with truly personalized, supportive coaching.
To help you get your head in the game, our team has compiled a list of weight loss tips for those 50 and older. Okay, okay. Truth be told, the same ideas hold true for the younger set too. So whatever your age, use these tips to get on the road to a happier, healthier version of you.
Tips for Losing Weight After 50
As you approach 50, the effects of your life start to catch up on you. You may feel a little bit tighter, a little bit creakier and look a little (okay, a lot) heavier than you’d like. That doesn’t mean it’s over! Here are some tips you can use to lose weight, get in shape and feel and look your best.
Overhaul Your Diet
Even if you’ve spent your whole life eating junk food, it’s never too late to commit to change that will last a lifetime. BodyTech can give you the tools and education you need to take back your life at any age. If you follow no other tip, your diet alone holds the key to 80+ percent of your weight loss success.
Minimize Your Level of Stress
An entirely stress-free life does not exist. However, chronic high-stress levels are harmful to everyone, but they can do damage to a body already going through the aging process. Meditate, exercise, eat healthy are all important to keep your mind at peace and your body going strong.
If you thought weightlifting was just for bodybuilders, think again! A well-structured weight training routine is a fantastic way to stave off the muscle loss that many people experience as they age. Better yet, muscle burns more calories than fat, meaning your body will be working harder even when you are not.
Get Your Hormone Levels In Check
As we get older, our important hormones, including testosterone and progesterone, begin to decline. Unfortunately, these hormones are key factors in preventing your body from storing too much excess fat. Keeping track of your hormone levels – and taking appropriate steps to keep them boosted – can go a long way toward keeping your belly fat levels in check.
Go Easy on Yourself
At 50, your joints are going to require a bit more TLC than they would have a few decades ago. One way to get a great workout that’s gentle on your joints is to hit the pool. Not just swimming, but other aquatic calisthenics are excellent for burning calories without putting too much stress on your body. Don’t have access to a pool? Walking, cycling, and yoga are also great.
Keep Your Head in the Game!
Your joints ache a bit, your muscles are tired, but you know what? That doesn’t have to be an excuse! You can – and should – still push yourself during every workout. Don’t be afraid to let them see you sweat!
Consider Physical Therapy
A bit of shoulder, ankle, or knee pain doesn’t have to keep you out of the game – but it certainly can if it goes untreated for too long. As your body changes, don’t be afraid to consult a physical therapist to tackle some of the most degenerative effects of aging head-on. They can’t turn back the clock, but they can certainly make it move more slowly.
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SOURCE: For more great tips, also check out Prevention.com.