It can be even more challenging once you're over the age of 40.
Every year, your body grows older and your metabolism slows down. This could be the reason why you can't eat like your 20-year-old self anymore.
If you were active in your younger years, the exercises you used to complete without any hesitation might now be causing you pain. Your body may literally be begging you to slow down.
Implementing the following fitness strategies, which Dr. Holly calls the four Ms, can help you stay fit, active, and injury-free at every age, but specifically over 40.
What are these four Ms?
- Mobility: If you've never been one to stretch, you may want to consider starting. Do you feel achy in the morning or need to quickly shift positions on the couch? Your muscles aren't the same as they used to be, and incorporating static and dynamic stretching into your daily routine can help mitigate those pains.
- Moderation: It's SO important to listen to your body and take rest when needed. Know your limits and don't push when you don't need to. Whether you want to admit it or not, your body needs to recover. When you're exercising, your muscles are tearing and growing; they need time to rebuild and repair.
- Medicinal supplementation: To help energy levels, a great supplement Dr. Holly likes to use is 100 milligrams a day of Ubiquinol, as well as vitamin C and branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). For post workout, Dr. Holly likes to use curcumin, and ginger.
- Modification: You may find it difficult to do exercises like squats or bicep curls because of arthritis, tendinitis or other health ailments. However, being able to modify a workout can still give you the same effect, but without the pain. Know and understand your limitations and modify accordingly.