Last night, I went out to get some fresh air.
I got caught in a rainstorm while I was taking a walk. Thankfully, it was just quick, and soon the sun came out, and a rainbow appeared.
It is excellent when little surprises like this happen.
When it comes to training, we all have our little bad habits. Whether it’s snacking on junk food during a run or lifting weights with heavy loads, everyone makes plenty of mistakes.
Today, I’ll share a great interview with Coach Chris as we discussed some important information you need to know when it comes to training over 40.
Enjoy the interview!
CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube video interview.
In the interview above, you will discover:
- Who is Coach Chris?
- How to make your 40s your best decade ever
- #1 training mistake you need to avoid after 40
- Why nutrition matters even more when you are over 40
#1 Training Mistake you Need to Avoid After 40
The number one training mistake to avoid after 40 is doing what you always did.
The general assumption is that your training changes after your 40s, but is this proper?
That’s because middle-aged bodies are less able to recover from high-intensity workouts, so you have to decrease intensity and frequency accordingly.
It would help if you also considered the following:
Warm-up. A warm-up is an important part of a workout. It gets the heart pumping, opens up breathing passages, and increases the body’s temperature. Many people say that it doesn’t make any difference if you do it or not, but they are wrong.
The truth is that warming up is essential to working out. If you don’t warm up, your muscles will tense up, and your bones will become brittle, which means you can get injured during your workout. Muscles must be warmed up before they are used to prevent injury and prepare the body for strenuous exercise.
Mobility. More people are exercising lately and in a variety of ways. But whether they’re weight training, biking, running, or doing yoga, it’s essential to include some form of mobility into your routine. Mobility is important because it explicitly targets muscles that may be stiff and tight, which isn’t suitable for everyone. A lack of mobility can lead to poor posture, muscle atrophy, and eventually injury if not addressed.
Why Nutrition Matters, Even More when you are Over 40?
Nutrition can be part of a healthy lifestyle or diet. It may also refer to the nutrients taken in by an organism.
The importance of nutrition is often overlooked today because many believe they are eating well-balanced diets despite not achieving this. People need to understand what it means to eat healthily and ensure that they eat nutritious foods.
Eating a balanced diet doesn’t have to be complex. While some particular foods or nutrients have been shown to have a good effect on mood, a general dietary structure is significant. The foundation of a healthy diet should be to replace processed food with real food whenever possible.
Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Instead, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and boosting your mood.
During middle age (ages 31-50), you begin to experience the first superficial signs of aging. You will develop wrinkles, joint aches, body fat accumulation, loss of muscle tone, and elasticity in the connective tissue. Many people also experience wear-and-tear injuries and changes in the digestive system. To maintain health and wellness during the middle-aged years and beyond, it is important to:
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle
- Achieve a desirable Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Consume lean meats
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
- Avoid too much consumption of alcoholic beverages
I hope you enjoyed the interview.
Rick Kaselj, MS
Here’s a list of interviews that might interest you:
- 3 Habits of Highly Fit People
- The #1 Worst Exercise That Ages You Faster
- How To Be Physically Tough By Cultivating Mental Toughness
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