Do you often feel like everyone around is crushing their goals of weight loss and muscle building and you are just hoping not to slide backwards ? There are certain stages in our life when creating crazy goals can actually do the opposite of motivation. The years around menopause can be a very stressful time of a women’s life and creating crazy fitness goals can actually add more stress and your body does not respond well to lots of stress. Men can feel the same stress in their 40’s and 50’s when their hormones are changing and the workload of family and work are building up. There are so many forces trying to pull you backwards that remaining the same is a pretty big challenge . Don’t get me wrong fitness is very important during this stage for both men and women but it may not be the right time to train for a marathon if you have been sitting on the couch for the past few years. There are lots of other ways to improve your health without killing yourself in the gym. Start with nutrition and stress management. If your hormones are out of whack due to a poor diet and lots of unmanaged stress then you can kill it in the gym and you won’t get the results you are looking for. Improving your health is a multistep process and the order in which you perform those steps can be very important. Once you are managing your stress and can tackle any challenge life throws at you it is time to get your nutrition in line. Most people do a good job of removing those “bad” foods, but they miss adding in the “good” foods. Your body requires a balance of foods in order to perform at it’s best for when you are skipping the fries and alcohol don’t forget to add in the fiber rich foods and extra protein. This stage requires a lot of habit changing but can help you in the future steps of regular exercise, fulfilling relationships, financial stability, etc.
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