Weight loss after 60 means focusing on water intake and building muscle. Metabolism is enhanced if we build muscle. I encourage my clients to start with their own body weight and utilize the “plank” as a great full body toner. Then we move into light weights for each body part, alternating chest, triceps and shoulders on one day and upper to lower back and biceps the next day. I take 2 days for weights and one day rest. Stretching and abdominal work is very important to do every day but the total workout with weights need not be long, about 30 minutes to an hour. Results can be seen within a few weeks.
Hiking uphill or stair climbing is great for leg muscles and keeping the joints lubricated. Nature is important to be in because it utilizes all of our senses as we exercise the legs and lungs. After age 60, the muscle building will help us lose weight and keep the calcium in our bones too.
Water intake is important because as we lose weight the fat leaves our body through sweat and urine. So the more water we take in, the more water and fat we release.
The metabolism naturally decreases as we age and weight bearing exercises counter that declination. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from a trainer at the gym. Most will help you learn even if you don’t book hour long personal training sessions. Some gyms have a free personal training session when you sign up with them.
I hope this helps your health and wellness journey..
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