Staying healthy and staying in shape does get harder as we age.
There are so many things going against us. We are bombarded with skinny young women on the front of magazines that sit right at the supermarket counters so there is no escaping the media glare.
Even though diet books continue to reign as best sellers in the publishing industry, they really have nothing to do with staying slim. They are quick fix remedies that work if you strictly adhere to them, but doing so means you will be following someone else’s regimen, not your own.
Many of my middle-aged women patients ask me similar versions of the same question: why isn’t this weight loss technique that has always worked for me in the past working now?
The answer lies in the complex ways that our hormones change and impact our metabolisms during perimenopause.
Okay, I admit it. I don’t like rules. Especially unnecessary ones, which to me describes most rules.
When my kids were young, they loved a book by Patricia MacLachlan called Seven Kisses in a Row. In it, the protagonist says that in her house, “We only have three rules. That’s enough. Number one: Be kind. Number two: no kicking or biting. Number three: any rule can be changed.”
Staying healthy and fit is essential to getting the most from life after 60. Unfortunately, as we get a little older, it is far too easy to let excuses prevent us from finding the health and happiness that we deserve. So, today, I want to give you 9 tips for achieving healthy aging and getting in better shape. Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!
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Keeping off extra pounds is a constant battle for most post-menopausal women. No matter what type of diet we follow – vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free – the challenge of warding off those unwanted pounds remains. The secret to overcoming this challenge lies in our daily habits and behaviors.
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If there’s one thing that I have learned about losing weight after 60, it’s that staying in shape is a choice.
My conversations with hundreds of older women have taught me that, while it’s possible to be in the best shape of your life in your 60s or 70s, this won’t happen by accident.