Did you have a chance to look at Part 1? We started talking about just some of the ways you can work towards improving your diet. As well as introducing an effective fitness regime into your lifestyle. Just some of the things we talked about were creating a varied exercise regime, checking your food labels and the benefits of exercising alongside a friend. In this post, we continue to introduce more top nutrition and exercise tips for men. Read on to find out more.
WHAT ARE THE TOP NUTRITION AND EXERCISE TIPS FOR MEN NEARING 50?
Here are just some of the top nutrition and exercise tips for men approaching 50. Which one will you try?
Simpler cooking. Although using healthy ingredients is an important step to a better diet and enhanced health, it’s not the only thing you should think about. The way you cook your food is equally important. Some types of cooking such as deep frying are incredibly unhealthy and are even linked to ill health such as heart disease. So, when you cook your next dinner, think about using healthier cooking methods such as sauteing, steaming or grilling. Also make sure to use healthy fats and oils such as olive oil rather than butter, which is high in fats.
Strength training. Strength training is an important part of any fitness program, helping to increase muscle mass as well as prevent boredom of doing the same exercise over and over. We know that lifting weights in the gym isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But if it is then go for it! Thankfully, there are exercises you can complete at home and in the office. Such as pushups, squats, and lunges which are all good for working multiple muscles.
Cardio workouts. Another important part of any fitness regime, cardio helps to increase heart rate, whilst burning calories too. If you’re new to cardio, take small steps by doing things like alternative running and walking, or taking small steps throughout the day. If you’re at work in the office, this can be achieved by simply getting out of your chair more often, or parking your car further away from the office. As you begin to develop a routine, make your walking brisker to step it up a notch.