While your country’s Olympians are going for gold in Rio, now is the time to get yourself off the starting blocks. While you are watching the Olympics on the big screens, use the motivation to get your weight loss plan in action.
Here are my 4 action steps that all Olympic athletes follow to achieve their dreams, and you can incorporate these steps yourself.
In my recent article, I discussed 6 mindsets you have to overcome when trying to lose weight, and keep it off, in your sixties.
The comments by women in the Sixty and Me community showed a great interest in the vision, goal and action pointers. However, they were particularly interested in the very specific actions that could be taken.
If you are 60+ and still saying to yourself, “I should go on a diet” – guess what that means? It says that even though you know diets don’t work, you are still, at 60, trying to lose weight. At 60, haven’t we had enough of diets?
The time for excuses is over. In this article I will discuss the 6 top mind sets you have to overcome if it is weight loss you are looking for. And not just weight loss, but sustained weight loss.
Vision, goal and take action, that is my motto.
As I was getting off the digital scale in our bathroom the other day, my wife entered, a bemused look on her face.
In people’s younger years, they may have been coasting along, looking after themselves and maintaining a healthy body weight. Then they turned 50. All of a sudden, they find fat is being added to their body parts they never had to worry about before.
No dictionary reference needed here.
Be it belly fat, pot belly, jelly belly or bane in your life fat, belly fat is not fun to have, especially if you eat well and exercise.
If you ask most people which companies are qualified to solve the problem of obesity in older adults, Nestle would probably not be at the top of the list. After all, Nestle is the company behind such iconic chocolate brands as Kit Kat, Butterfinger, Aero and Crunch.
In fairness, Nestle is a big company with a range of products, including many healthy options. But, the question remains, when it comes to weight-loss, do they have anything important to say?
Many women in the community have told me that they are struggling with one or more aspects of their post-menopausal body. Despite the stereotypes, the truth is that many of us experience symptoms traditionally associated with menopause well into our 60s. Even those of us who feel like menopause is “over” still have to deal with a “new normal” when it comes to our hormones.
I have a confession to make. I hate the gym. As someone who manages a community that is dedicated to helping women over 60 to live healthier lives, I feel kind of guilty about this. In reality, like most women over 60, I see working out as a “necessary evil.”