Some famous women refuse to age, turning back the clock and breaking the milestone of 40 years, they demonstrate a toned, supple body with excellent skin. With all their appearance, they refute the prevailing opinion that the peak of a woman’s beauty is in her 20s. Here's a million-dollar question: how do they do it?
They take care of themselves. Even when women and mind you, successful women turn 40 or 50, they do not just let themselves go. They pay attention to their fitness and out on their gym clothes; their women bottoms tights and work on themselves. Now that's a success. Women over 40 who have children, work hard and have a thriving social life; however, their bodies are absolutely not affected by time.
These are some ways you can keep your body in shape.
1. Light breakfast
Women maintain their figure by drinking hot water for breakfast and sometimes a cup of coffee. The only food for them is lunch. The number of calories needed by the body after 30 decreases every year; the recommended norm is about 1,600 - 1,700 calories. In fact, this is not a diet, but the understanding that you need less and only when you feel hungry. A break of 3 to 4 hours between meals not only helps to reduce the size of clothes but also shed a couple of kilos.
Nutritionists say that if you eat like a bird or skip a meal, you run the risk of becoming exhausted as your metabolism slows down. To lose weight, you must eat, but most importantly, you need to know what and how to eat, burning excess fat and speeding up metabolism. Small portions of food and with frequent intervals of time give a better result than plentiful three meals a day, allow you to maintain a balance of blood sugar, burn calories and make you slimmer.
2. Carbohydrates no more than one time per day
Studies show that reducing estrogen levels causes the body to use starches and blood sugar less efficiently and therefore increase weight. Nutritionists recommend limiting the intake of vegetables containing starch - carrots, parsnips, zucchini - during lunch or lunch, either one or the other, but not together.
During menopause, women digest carbohydrates worse, but their intake can be limited in a gentle way. Regulating your hormones during your menopause using a balance of trace elements and carbohydrates is a great idea. So, the diet should include 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, 30% healthy fats.
3. Bone Reinforcement
Bone health should be taken seriously to avoid osteoporosis, as well as wrinkles and sagging. Eyeballs, nose and cheeks change with age. The eye sockets deepen, and the angle of the bones under the eyebrows decreases, folds and wrinkles appear in the eye area. Take vitamin D to strengthen bones, as well as leafy green vegetables with a high content of calcium, so as not to decrease in the size of the bones of the face and the whole body, which in turn prevents sagging skin and wrinkling.
Women who have menopause have a high risk of osteoporosis, so a diet low in carbohydrates and high in protein can be dangerous for them since it requires the inclusion of large amounts of calcium in the diet; otherwise, calcium will be removed from the bones.
4. Get rid of swollen ankles quickly
As the spine weakens with age, your body is forced to compensate for the lack of balance by turning the feet and toes outward, like duck legs, in an attempt to gain stability. You need to stand and move, moving your legs in parallel, which involves all the important back muscles that bend the thigh and lower leg muscles to maintain balance.
If a swollen ankle is the result of fluid accumulation, the diet that contains a lot of sodium should be blamed. But most likely, swollen lower legs and ankles are caused by genetic problems and can hardly be easily fixed.
5. Keep a proper and erect posture
With the weakening of the muscles of the back and abdominal cavity, as well as the jelly-like discs between the vertebrae, which dry out and become thinner, stoop, as a sign of ageing of a woman's body, becomes stable. Stooping, of course, is very old on its own. Just think that you are a ballerina, and you should keep your back straight and pull your stomach in, this adds to your growth and makes you slimmer.
Retraction of the abdominal muscles makes breathing difficult, and this, in turn, impairs posture. Bad posture causes many other problems, for example, pain in the neck and shoulder muscles, instability, arthritis, injuries.
6. A brisk walk, no running!
Extreme stress on the heart can cause severe weight loss and cause wear and tear on the whole body, exacerbation of facial features, sunken cheeks, and sunken eyes. It is very useful to walk for 45 minutes, at least four times a week.
Studies confirm that running does not help to lose weight because it reduces metabolism. Training for the cardiovascular system is one of the most effective for burning body fat. For some people, walking may produce a similar result, but for others, it may not.
7. Sleep makes you slimmer
Good sleep is a great way to reduce stress and calm hormones. During deep sleep, growth hormones (HGH) are released, which not only restores muscles, but also converts fat into energy, and reduces the amount of stress hormone cortisol.
Studies confirm that long sleep in large numbers is even worse than lack of sleep. Sleep helps reduce weight because it maintains a balance of energy levels and keeps you from eating junk food. Extra sleep violates the normal heart rhythm, causes fatigue, lethargy, drowsiness due to a failure of the sleep cycle when the body does not orient in the baths. Its symptoms are headache, low serotonin, back pain, and even heart attacks.
8. Be sexy
Sex drive does not depend on age; studies show that sexual desire can be enhanced at any age. You can save a weakening libido with the help of physical exercises; 20 minutes of exercise will help increase the drive in females.
Research confirms that having sex is very beneficial, but women after 40 experience a decrease in libido caused by menopause. In this case, do physical exercise, limiting alcohol, tobacco, taking vitamin E, which regulates the level of estrogen in the body, and a diet consisting of soybeans, legumes, and whole grains, which will help you regulate the level of hormones.
These things will not just help women above thirty but are also beneficial for women of all ages so be healthy and happy, women! Love yourself!