Hold up! Pump your brakes! Have you seen all of the hot rocking bodies of celebrities in their 40s and 50s? If you’ve fallen off the wagon again, don’t despair. Starting again is easier than you think. BDO’s Fitness Expert, Bridget Smith, shares how to keep it fit and fabulous in your 40s.
By the time you’ve hit your best years, a couple of things have likely happened: You’ve mastered your fitness go-to routine or you’ve given up on your goal winning the gold medal of fitness. You’ve also probably noticed your mind might be ready to move but your body isn’t because it takes longer to recover after exercising or doing anything physical. During those years, your muscle-aiding hormone levels, like estrogen and testosterone, decrease and the unruly cortisol, a stress hormone that can break down muscle, increases.
Exercising helps manage hormone levels and helps retain fat-burning muscle in your body. More importantly, it will help keep your weight in check and fight off heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and cancer. Even though it’s never too late to get in shape, now the difference between being fit and unfit really starts to show physically. The good news is, even if it’s been months or years since your last workout, your muscles have memory. It’s just like dusting off that bike your haven’t ridden in years. When you start riding again, your body just flows naturally.
Follow the B360Fit Tips below to stay lean, strong and sexy for good!