12 Effective Ways to Lose Weight for Those Over Forty

While reaching forty shouldn’t really be a big deal because it is still a very young age, many people are intimidated by the midlife crisis. If you are healthy, then forty isn’t much of concern but for many, you will need to make some lifestyle changes because your body isn’t going to bear up with the way you treat it any longer. After passing the age of 40, every decade thereafter, your metabolism rate decreases by 5%. A woman has to averagely cut 100 calories from her daily diet to maintain her shape.  As mentioned, those who do exercise and are fit haven’t much to worry about but for others; there is no need to start panicking. There are surprising and numerous ways to burn calories just like reducing heat at home. This article will provide you with 12 methods which will be efficient to lose weight and remain thin after passing the age of 40. You will know some of these methods but they aren’t actually difficult and even can be entertaining.

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1Do the right exercises

You should include 4-5 minutes of resistance training sessions per week along with your daily cardio when your metabolism rate starts decreasing. To burn your calories and keep your muscles well-toned you would have to do exercises like step-ups, bird dogs, push-ups and clams.

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2Walking is an excellent exercise

If you are worried about intense exercise, then walking is just perfect, but it doesn’t mean the lazy type of walking. You need to do brisk walking which can increase your metabolism by walking 10,000 steps per day. This will also raise your spirits and help you keep remain fit. 10k steps are roughly 7 km which can be easily accomplished if you walk for an hour 5 times a week.

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3Set realistic goals

Magical pill, slimming belt and a magical diet does sound appealing for losing more than half your weight within a week, but it’s surely just impractical. It can lead to more harm if you actually do lose more than half your weight by those methods. In fact, you must have heard about the 10 day diet challenge. Throw those concepts out of the window because while synthetic added sugar is bad for you, natural sugars fruits and healthy carbs are not.

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4Your ideal goal

To spare the emotional and physical stress of losing so much weight, you would have to lose 1-2 lb a week. This goal will be achievable as well as healthy which can make you build habits for a healthy lifestyle and maintain your physique for a longer time. Harm will not be caused to your body in this way. You can try some core strengthening exercises like a plank for 30 seconds-2 minutes every day.

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