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Top 5 tips on how to stay fit and healthy in your 40s

Posted by Belle   04/04/2017

Naturally everybody wants to look and feel youthful and radiant, but let’s face it - ageing is a naturally inevitable process. Furthermore, life’s hardships and challenges leading up to 40 can leave us to look and feel tired, unhealthy and older than our years.  Although we cannot stop these from occurring, we can help control the way they affect us on the inside and out. Here are our top 10 tips on how to stay fit and healthy in your 40s.

1.        Eat healthy daily

Sometimes what’s good for you is missing in your life.  In this instance, I’m particularly referring to eating balanced nutritional meals. It’s important to your health to cut out bad sugars and supplement them with good sugars and super foods, these are an incredibly good source of energy making the transition from a poor sugar diet to a healthy rich diet a bit more tolerable and less of a shock to your body and mind. Overall eating healthy and drinking plenty of water, green tea or 100% natural drinks such as Aloe Vera will help you live a happier ‘feel good to look good’ lifestyle. Healthy eating and natural fluids can benefit your skin, nails, weight and so much more.

2.       Exercise regularly

Our bodies are natural machines. Prone to health, healing and living as much as they’re prone to sickness, disease and dying. By exercising we’re able to keep healthy, trim and in shape.  If you do not find exercising easy or enjoyable the best thing to do is find a sports or fitness class you’re comfortable with, such as swimming or dancing; or hire a personal trainer to give you the advice and support to get fit and healthy for your overall wellbeing and to suit your lifestyle.

3.       Make space for “you time”

Whether you’re a working mum or dad, a single mother or father, a grandmother or grandfather, an entrepreneur or other; Making space for some quality “you time” is necessary to take ‘timeout’ out of daily routine to simply relax and calm your body and mind. Do things you love to do or want to do, whether it’s sleeping, reading, having a facial treatment, a manicure or anything else, it doesn’t matter as long as you have that time to rejuvenate in the now.  

4.      Accept what is really getting you down and stopping you from being who you really are, what you want to do, or who you want to be!

Unhappiness, fear, anxiety, depression is all negative! Unfortunately, amongst many other things… If you can’t face the problem yourself then seek help and guidance from a professional. Whether it’s seeking a therapist, consulting your GP, then do it. Reaching out for help is the first step in accepting what is really getting you down and a major step to act on self-improvement.

5.       Be grateful that you can smile everyday

Have you ever heard the saying…? ‘It takes 46 muscles to frown and only 17 to smile’ Medical studies have actually stated that smiling helps you live longer because it boosts your immune system. It is a natural painkiller, a stress reliever and a natural beauty enhancer. Another saying is… ‘A smile is a curve that sets everything straight’. Smiling can hide pain and tears, yet it can radiate joy, greet and heal others. For whatever reason, you smile, keep smiling every day because in one way or another it has a positive impact on you and on others; for this, you should be grateful.

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