Fit Over 40 Weight loss program is designed by Jon Benson with the help of Tom Venuto (the famous trainer). The intention of this program is for men and women over 40 who want to lose weight, look youthful, feel energetic, and improve their health. As always, we provide you with the information and Pro and Con opinions of health experts. It is up to you to decide if the program is suitable for you. Please consult with your doctor before applying, if you decide to follow this program.
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Fit Over 40 - Know Your Body's Factory Settings
Getting fit when you are over 40 presents some challenges not faced by a younger person. As we approach middle age keeping fit and healthy is not the same as it was when we were in our twenties and thirties. For some of us, it may even be payback time for all those unhealthy lifestyle choices we made when we could burn the candle at both ends. This is the first of a series of articles, each of which shows you how to overcome one of the five main barriers to being fit over 40.
As we pass the 40 mark, we gain weight more easily and find it harder to lose than we once might have done. Even if we have being going to the gym regularly, our usual workouts become less effective and we are less able to work out as intensively. Our busy modern lifestyle makes it a challenge to eat healthily and taking regular exercise; more often than not we take insufficient exercise and grab the most convenient meal, irrespective of whether that is the healthy option.
We are not all from the same mould and we each have our own issues and requirements for our personal health. What we have in common is that we need to have a healthy diet and to take exercise.
There are five main barriers to staying fit over 40. The first of which is:
Your idea of the "perfect" body
You were born with a set of "factory settings" that are unique to you. One of which is your optimum weight. By the time we have reached forty, we have had years of conditioning about what is the perfect body to which we should aspire. We have been bombarded with one diet fad after another for so long that we have forgotten that we are fighting against what nature intended for us; we are trying to change our "factory settings". We have forgotten that if we work with our bodies, instead of against them, we will get the results we desire more quickly and be able to maintain them more easily.
Once you accept the body you were born with you can return to your normal weight as nature intended without being on a perpetual weight loss diet. The perfect body for you is the one programmed into your "factory settings". Accepting the body you were born with will set you free from the treadmill of following one diet after another in your attempts to be someone else's idea of the perfect body.
In the next article in the series, Minding your Metabolism, I show you why you are not the victim of your metabolism.
As we go into middle age, it is important to pay attention to our health as many conditions such as the pre-diabetic stage appear at this time in our lives. Having a healthy diet and active lifestyle are the keys to being fit over 40.
Robert Reddin is a freelance writer who, for more than 7 years, has been writing about a wide range of subjects of interest to him. Robert has numerous off-line and on-line articles to his credit. You can get more information about being Fit Over 40 Here!