Posts tagged over 40 fitness
Why you need to make stretching part of your everyday routine

The body is flexible. It’s designed to be able to bend, flex and stretch. You should be able to bend and reach that something you dropped on the floor. You should be able to apply sunscreen to your own back. You should be able to reach that book you need to read at the top shelf.

These are simple activities. Nothing grand about them, you merely stretched out a bit. However, if have difficulties in doing such simple motions, then you maybe you need to stretch your limits. You need a stretching program.

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The secret to healthy ageing is just to think positively

The mind can be a very powerful tool. Over recent decades, there has been much talk about positive psychology and the workings of the mind. The belief is that the more you are grateful for, the more you will have to be grateful for in your future. Thinking positively is equated with drawing even more positive things into your life.

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Moderate exercise for 30 minutes increases your energy levels dramatically

How many times have you ever felt tired and stressed out from work and the moment you get home your children come running towards you asking you to play football with them? And how many times do you refuse and promise them that you will after you take you rest.

Here’s a thought? Instead of disappointing your children, why not say, "yes" after all?

You will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of energy you will have after just 30-minutes of a fun kick-about with them.

Did you know that by exercising at a moderate pace for only 30 minutes, you would feel a lot better, mentally?

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On your way to a healthier you

Many people end up abandoning perfectly good fitness programs and weight-loss regimes before they even lace up their sneakers.

Why?

Because in a world filled with fast food, instant messaging, and a five-second disease-tracking device, anything without a quick payoff goes against the grain of the instant gratification ethic.

Yes, it would be fantastic to actually drop inches in just a few days like those miracle ads proclaim.

But, managing weight and losing weight through physical fitness is a slow and steady process that takes time and commitment.

There is no quick fix. Fact!

But where do you start?

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The secret to boosting your metabolism if you're over-40 revealed

One of the main purposes of metabolism is to store and use energy. After 40 years on the planet, it stands to reason that our metabolism will slow down. People over 40, tend not to be as active as they used to be and may not be taking in the proper amount of nutrients.

When we were younger, we had our mothers to reinforce that we ate all of our broccoli or no dessert. After 40, we have no one to regulate us but ourselves. That is why we need to do all we can to ensure that we boost our metabolism after 40.

But how can we ensure continue to store and use energy as much as we did before we hit the big 4-0

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Psychology and the art of self-defence

Being psychologically prepared is critical for self-defence during an assault in the street. It is very important to be ready to repel the assailant(s) using all the means you have at your disposal.

Even if you’re not in the best physical shape, you could still inflict enough damage to disable your enemy (enemies).

For example, if you wear hard sharp-toe shoes, then kicking your enemy in groin or lower leg with the toe of such shoe, even if there are no years of practice behind this kick, immediately makes him writhe with pain for several moments. This ultimately gives you enough time to either disable the enemy or simply run away.

Scratching the assailant’s face using fingernails also causes pain shock to your enemy and makes him unable to resist for some time.

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The Secrets to Enjoying Exercise

Let’s face it, for most of us, the mere thought of exercising is enough to make up all sorts of excuses why we should not, could not, and potentially will not exercise. We know that physical exercise has many health benefits, both physical and mental, but when we think of exercise, we tend to think of suffering in the gym; doing the same boring routine, feeling inadequate or wondering why we’re putting ourselves through this torture when we don’t see any results .

However, there are some secrets and tips to really begin to enjoy exercise to its fullest.

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