Your body isn’t the same once you enter your 30s. It is not as young and fit as it used to be, hence you need to take better care. On top of that, we tend to become a little lazy and our fitness takes a back seat. If you have just entered your thirties or are about to, here are a few things you must know for a healthy lifestyle.
Start with detox water
Since your metabolism tends to slow down with age, you need to include detox drinks into your life. Start every day with a glass of detox water to flush out the toxins and burn excess fat. Also, every once in a while you can drink a weight loss drink before bed so that it cleanses your body from within while you’re fast asleep.
Whether you want to lose weight or maintain it, do not skip your breakfast at any cost but make sure you go for a protein-rich, healthy breakfast. Try to add egg whites, peanut butter, oats, cottage cheese, greek yoghurt and other such nutritious foods to your breakfast. A good breakfast will ensure that you don’t feel hungry every now and then and will prevent unhealthy snacking.
Try black coffee
Black coffee is loaded with antioxidants and amps up your metabolism like nothing else. Every once in a while, ditch milk and opt for sugar-free black coffee. In fact, have it right before your workout and see your energy levels spiking.
Do not forget cardio
Cardiovascular exercises 4-5 times a week are must to keep your body active and fit. Apart from keeping your weight under control they ensure good health of your heart, which is beneficial for you in later age. Plus, we all know how necessary cardio is for weight loss.
Start lifting weights
Let me start off by saying that weight training is not your enemy and you cannot bulk up like a man without excess steroids and hormones. So don’t worry and opt for weight training. Weight training is a great way to burn excess fat and keep your skin from sagging. You will notice quicker changes in your dress size with proper weight training. Just start with light weights and opt for heavier ones as you progress.
Count your steps
This is the right age when you should start counting your steps. Your aim should be to take 10000-20000 steps a day if you wish to see results such as body toning and weight loss. Download a step counter app or buy a pedometer to assist you.
If you don’t drink daily, it’s great for your body and I am sure you already know that. Heavy alcohol consumption can increase body fat, especially around your belly area. So if you love your belly and don’t want it to grow, please give up drinking. Your drinks are just empty calories which hinder weight loss. An occasional glass of red wine is perfectly fine, though.
Say no to salt
Salt adds a taste to your food but it is your enemy. From bloating to high blood pressure, it gives you all sorts of issues. If you really cannot live without salt, try to reduce it from your food slowly and gradually. While salt is your enemy, spices are your friend. Eat spicy food such as Mexican cuisine to increase your metabolism. This will compensate for salt and help your body burn fat faster.
Enjoy your life
At the end of the day, just enjoy your life and take weight loss as a lifestyle change. Don’t be too harsh on yourself and try to nourish your body. Starving will only make you crave more food, so opt for occasional cheat meals to satisfy your taste buds. Remember, you won’t be able to see any changes in your life or weight until you enjoy the process. Enjoy every activity you do and lead an overall active life.
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