Ever since Jack LaLanne burst onto the scene in the 1950s American have been getting more and more interested in physical fitness every year. And while people of all ages can benefit from going to the gym and eating a healthy diet, it is of the utmost importance that folks over 40 work to maintain a healthy weight and a healthy waist BMI. The reasons are many – from avoiding strained knees and other joints, to avoiding serious diseases, staying fit into middle age is clearly vitally important. This is not an endorsement or recommendation, but the Old School New Body system is something that some folks have been using to improve their fitness levels later in life. The idea is get exercise in a way that is not overly taxing on the body, but still helps you burn fat and strengthen your muscles.
One problematic factor is the fact that increasingly people are unable to save much for retirement in their 20s and 30s, and as a result they find themselves working extremely hard in their 40s and 50s so that they will be able to retire some day. All of these long weeks sitting at desk, hunched over eating snacks and drinking caffeine surely takes it’s toll on our bodies. The most important thing is to have a frank talk with your doctor and see what he or she recommends to you for a fitness and nutritional regime, usually a good GP will be able to give you the most accurate and straight forward advice. From there you can seek out a personal trainer or accountability coach to keep you motivated and on track towards your fitness goals.