Let’s admit it, being fortyish isn’t the same as being 20 or even 30!
While I can say that I’m more conscious now of my physical well-being and of the food that I eat, still we can’t deny the fact that middle-age is nowhere near the teenage era. We experience bouts of breathlessness, we start to feel the signs of aching joints and muscles and our sleeping patterns will never be the same as it were when we were younger.
But heck yeah, we can still maintain physical health and well-being if we commit to it wholeheartedly. These are some of the things that we can do to keep up with the times and still remain active in our middle-age years!
Stay physically active.
Regular exercise is important to keep us going. If you enjoy dancing then you can enroll in Zumba fitness or ballroom dancing classes. Going to the gym is also great but if you’re not a big fan then jogging, running or hiking would be great, too!
Practice mindful eating.
Being fortyish means our metabolism isn’t the same as it was when we’re younger so it’s best to watch what we eat. And yes, to eat healthily; that’s the best choice. It’s okay to nibble on pizza or burgers once in a while but always make it a habit to eat healthily! I particularly love smoothies, they’re very filling and are great thirst-quenchers, too!
And yes, who can’t resist Caesar’s salad? You can always whip up healthy salads at home and make your own variations and recipes, too.
Have some “me” time.
Most of all, aside from minding what you eat and making sure that you’re doing regular exercise you should always have your own “me” time. It’s a time that’s solely dedicated to yourself. You may choose to read a book, do some gardening, do some arts and crafts, listen to music or just simply meditate. It’s your take. What’s important is to always set aside some really precious time to reconnect with your inner self and free your mind from worries.
As people say, “life begins at 40”, but I tell you, it’s not all fun and games anymore. The middle age era is a challenging phase but it’s also that time of your life when you have to practice mindful eating habits and to be physically active. It’s a point in your life where you’ve reached that sense of stability and self-fulfillment but also a time when you have to take extra care of yourself, too!
So, let’s enjoy being fortyish! And remember, make each moment a memorable one!
Stay happy everyone!
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