Thanks to medical advances, life expectancy is increasing. That is why it is important that if you are over 50, know how to keep fit, considering certain tips that can help you to be thin and healthy. If you are over 50 or know someone who has them, do not hesitate to read this note, in it you will find some suggestions that can help you.
Usually, women during or after menopause gain weight. Also, men are not left behind as the metabolism over the years decreases. This situation increases health risks, such as obesity, cardiovascular problems, osteoporosis, diabetes, dyslipemias, etc.
For all these reasons, it is important to control the weight, to be thin and healthy; And to achieve this it is important that you keep in mind some tips.
How to keep fit after 50?
To keep you in shape it is essential to change certain eating habits, since as I mentioned earlier, metabolism decreases with age, and energy requirements as well. Therefore, it is important that you make a balanced diet that contains all the nutrients, but is slightly hypocaloric (1200 calories for women, 1500 calories for men). In this diet you should include fresh and whole foods, such as seeds, nuts, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, meats with low fat content. Avoid foods high in sugars and fats, and consume lots of water. This in addition to purifying your body, prevents dehydration.
On the other hand, you need to exercise and the best way to start is to walk 30 minutes daily, improving your aerobic capacity, strengthening your heart and losing weight.
If you smoke or drink too much, you should stop. Both habits do not help you to be healthy, on the contrary they attack your health. If you want to drink, no more than 2 glasses of red wine per day. As for the cigarette, there are no middle terms, you must stop.
If you consider these tips, you will look thinner and certain cardiovascular risk factors will be reduced. Do not forget that, food and exercise are the pillars for a healthy life.
Remember to check with your doctor on a regular basis, so that you can perform the corresponding checks.