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How to Stay Fit Over 50

How to Stay Fit Over 50

Physical activity has many benefits for the body. This exertion is important for women over the age of 50 as physical activity can reduce the risk of diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis. It can also improve your quality of life by maintaining your ability to climb stairs, open doors, carry groceries and perform other tasks that become difficult with age. Luckily there are many easy exercises to do at home that can help your brain and body stay in shape. Learn how to stay fit over 50 with these helpful tips.

It’s good to work up a sweat

Experts suggest engaging in real physical activity at least three times a week. Building strong muscles also helps keep your metabolism up so you’ll be able to maintain your slim figure.

Enjoy a good stretch

Stretching your muscles on a daily basis will help them from becoming tight, rigid and painful down the road. Simple stretches like arching your back or touching your toes are easy exercises to do at home.

Become a balancing act

Balance-building exercises help improve your reactions, which could prevent painful falls later in life. While waiting in line, stand on one foot or go up and down on your toes. Small efforts like this will greatly improve your balance over time.

Choose low-impact sports

Running is hard on the joints. Instead, take a brisk walk to get your heart rate up. Swimming, yoga, pilates, biking and dancing are also great exercise options to help you stay fit over 50.

Watch what you eat

Doctors recommend women eat five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables each day to stay healthy. Women should also be getting 21 grams of fiber a day, which helps regulate digestion. Be sure to keep an eye on your cholesterol levels as well.

Train your brain

Your body isn’t the only thing you should put to work. Exercise your brain with crossword puzzles, logic games or studying a language. Even 20 minutes of brain activity a day can help improve memory and concentration.

Staying fit will help you look and feel beautiful. If you’re already in good shape but still struggle with stubborn areas, cellulite treatments like bliss FatGirlSlim Lean Machine and ResolutionMD Cellulite System work to provide a smoother, slimmer figure.

How do you stay fit over 50? Share with us in the comments.

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Kristen is a copy editor for LovelySkin who loves catching up on the latest in skin care and beauty trends. Her favorite things include cats, concerts and Harry Potter.

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