“Spot reducing” is a myth. Fat is lost throughout the body in a pattern that depends on a person’s age, their sex hormones and genetics. Any fat that is lost comes off in the proportion it is stored on your body.
Always consume some protein with your carbohydrates; protein slows the absorption of the carbohydrates into your system and will help to keep your blood sugar level more stable.
When working out, consistency is key to seeing and feeling results. If you work out 3 times a week, for 3 weeks in a row, you should see and feel results, provided that your nutrition regimen is a healthy one. You are never too old and it is not too late to start a healthy exercise and nutrition program.
The 3 keys to optimal health are:
1. Regular exercise
2. Good nutrition
3. A positive attitude
Do not count calories. It is much easier to think of food quality over food quantity and to simply adjust portion sizes to meet your needs.
For an older person, strength training exercises build more than strength. They boost bone density, your metabolic rate, balance and self-confidence. If you’re not active, it affects all bodily systems, right down to the cellular level. Building our muscles causes our bodies to burn more calories – even when we are not active. It’s never too late to start exercising; even into your 80’s, the body systems can be stimulated to function better to help you maintain your independence. Hiring a fitness lifestyle coach can help you to learn proper form in executing strength training exercises and a having a trainer can help to keep you motivated.