Fitness Success After 40: 3 Principles

Fitness Success After 40: 3 Principles[EXTRACT] Would you like to know how a busy, over 40 person can have a successful and healthy fitness and diet plan?It is possible, and in this article I will detail my overall fitness strategy, and what has worked for me. I make no claims to have achieved my fitness … Continue reading “Fitness Success After 40: 3 Principles”

Fitness Success After 40: 3 Principles[EXTRACT]
Would you like to know how a busy, over 40 person can have a successful and healthy fitness and diet plan?It is possible, and in this article I will detail my overall fitness strategy, and what has worked for me. I make no claims to have achieved my fitness goals, I am just a regular guy trying to stay as fit, healthy, and as lean as possible within the constraints of my busy life. I have, however, been able to achieve quite a bit in one year. I have managed to lose 40 pounds, while increasing my muscle tone. I also have been able to incorporate a modified fasting program, which I believe has helped me detoxify my body. I have noticed, for example, that I have had no colds this winter, even though my wife and kids have been constantly sick with colds since November. Of course, this is anecdotal evidence, but I will say this. If this program works for me, a guy who was way out of shape, and had very little time to exercise, then it can work for you too. I have more goals to reach (like another 30 pounds) and I am certain that I will achieve it, as long as I stick to my overall plan.

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So here is my strategy. Like I said, it has worked for me and I can fit it into my busy schedule.First principle: Fasting for weight loss.1. I follow a modified intermittent fasting program in which I eat very little during the day (or just water) and eat a main meal at night. The main meal at night generally can be unlimited, although I try to keep my overall calories at about 2000 for the day. The philosophy is to keep insulin as low as possible during the day to encourage fat burning, while spiking it at night in order to keep my body from switching into starvation mode. I also try to eat fruits and vegetables during the day to meet my daily servings requirement. This eating plan is not for everyone, but it works for me. I like that I get to look forward to a big meal at night which I can enjoy without worrying about the amount of calories consumed. I also like the way this eating plan makes me feel.Second Principle: Daily Meditation2. The body-mind connection is often lacking in discussions about fitness. However, in order to be able to be consistent in your fitness program, you have to be able to control your thoughts and urges. Meditation can help you do this effectively, while also helping lower your heart rate and blood pressure. Its an important part of maintaining a successful fitness and diet plan

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Third Principle: Quick, Intense, and Efficient Workouts3. My workouts need to be quick, flexible, efficient, and have enough variety to keep me interested. I have to get into the gym, and out, because my life is busy. So I use quick super-set resistance training and interval cardio. And only 3 times per week. This works real well for me, and it has been more effective than any other strategy I have used.I hope this helps you get some ideas on how to structure a program of fitness and health which is effective for you. Good luck, and if you want to ask me questions directly, click the links below.