This is sponsored by flip50™. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I remember the day I turned 21 and feeling so old. I remember the last night of my 20’s thinking 30’s were the end, little did I know, life was just beginning. Now that I have moved well into my 40’s, and spent many years having a love-hate relationship with my body, I have developed many tricks to help stay healthy and balanced. Let’s face it, your health and body are not the same as they used to be and 50 is right around the corner; it is important to live a well-balanced life. Check out my secrets for being balanced and healthy after 40 because, remember, age is just a number.
I cannot stress the importance of good nutrition enough because there is a direct proven correlation between good nutrition and being healthy and balanced. We have all heard the saying, “you are what you eat” and this couldn’t be more true! If you put junk in your body, you are going to feel like junk, plain and simple. Make healthy food choices daily because it will determine how healthy you are today, tomorrow and in the future. You need to know dietary facts and how much and what kind of nutrients your body needs to be balanced. This is so true, especially, as we age into our 40’s and 50’s because our body and its needs change.
That’s why we love the flip50 program and accompanying mobile app! flip50 is a healthy lifestyle program for those of ages 50+ and the app is the digital companion to the flip50 program. We get a tailored weekly plan that balances exercise, nutrition, and rest all through the app. Personalized weekly plans help me stay balanced and healthy by offering me hundreds of recipes for healthy and easy meals. Eating better will not only help you on the scale, it’ll help you feel better and more energetic.
You can’t just eat nutritional food and expect to be healthy and balanced, especially as you age. A healthy diet will have to be combined with some sort of physical activity. If you have a combo of a nutritional diet and a fitness workout regime you can greatly reduce the risk of a chronic diseases like cancer or heart attack as you age and feel great at the same time. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 150 minutes of moderate intensity cardiovascular exercise per week for women of all ages. You can walk, swim, do yoga, chase the kids or grand kids or hit the gym; it does not matter! Just try to keep your heart rate somewhere between 108 and 153 beats per minute so you can maximize your health benefits.
The flip50 personalized weekly plan and subscription to the app offers exercise routines, access to over 10,000 gyms nationwide, ideas and instructions for at-home workouts, exercise-along videos as well as guided walking exercise programs! I don’t have to wonder what to do or if I am doing it right, they are right there with me, like my digital companion! They help guide you through the steps with easy to follow instructions and exercise-along videos that are specifically designed for people our age. Just like the nutrition plan, my goals are small, achievable and updated each week.
Rest & Relaxation
All work and no play make for a very cranky me! Mentally I need and crave my downtime to just relax and so does my body! Resting is actually just as important as fitness for living a healthy and balanced life because stress, fatigue and anxiety are all very bad for our body and health. You can eat all the kale you want and climb Mt. Everest but if you don’t rest and relax you will be in a heap of trouble. The older I get I find my body needs more rest and I tire much more easily than I did when I was younger. Get your rest, get a massage, find your Zen and your body will thank you.
flip50 recognizes the importance of rest & relaxation with ways to help you de-stress daily! They offer relaxation techniques and routines you can do at home as well as monthly vouchers that can be redeemed for relaxing therapies. As a member I can take advantage of a $20 monthly voucher and discounted access to 17,000 providers for massage, acupuncture and chiropractic services. Yes please! Who doesn’t love a good massage and Chiropractors are a godsend when your back hurts or you just don’t feel 100%. Vouchers are not currently available in all states. For specific terms, limitations and details, visit the flip50 website at myflip50.com
Flip The Script
It can be hard to stay motivated, the flip50 app even has a way to “Invite a Friend” to join you in your journey!
Check out the flip50 website to learn more and get started today.