-Cardio is a must, but be sure to choose a cardio workout that you enjoy! Exercises shouldn't feel like a chore, it should be fun! Whether you ride a bike, run or walk, hike or swim, try different forms until you find one you like, then try to do 30 minutes three or four times a week. You can even try something new to you, such as pickle ball, tennis or skiing! You WILL see results and feel amazing when you begin to do cardio consistently.
-Strength training can really help you to shed pounds and tone up. I love strength training, especially as I get older, because I can do it almost anywhere, with or without weights, and it has such an impact on the body. Fit Over 50: New Year, New Goals has three complete strength training routines you can add to your workouts to help you replace flab with muscle... and don't forget muscle burns more calories than fat - even when you are sleeping!!
-Make sure you stretch, for flexibility and stability. I love yoga, as it is gentle yet effective on your body. From standing poses such as the Side Body Stretch, to Downward Dog where you use the floor, any sort of stretching will help to loosen up your muscles before and after a workout, and can help you to stand taller and feel more confidant in your movements. I include an entire yoga and Pilates section in the magazine, to help you get started on a stretching routine.
In addition, Fit Over 50: New Year, New Goals has shopping, cooking and eating tips that can help you to focus on a healthy diet that supports your holiday weight-loss goals! You can find it on newsstands now, and I know it will help you get your healthiest this year!
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