It is an unfortunate truism that it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay in shape as you get older. This means that those who like to eat every day without ever having to exercise in their 20s, but still have a kilo overweight in their thirties.
When you reach 40, it gets even harder and that applies to everyone, whether you're a former professional athlete or a lifelong couch potato. This week on ITV, performance specialist Luke Worthington has teamed up with former Tottenham coach Harry Redknapp to recreate a team of inappropriate English football players from the 1990s on Harry's Heroes: The Full English to get in shape. Worthington worked wonders with the players who are in their 40s and 50s. That's why we asked him for tips that will help everyone in their 40s get fit and fit.
I am often asked which program is best suited for inserting a fitness goal here. I often give the answer "3 x 52". I mean, creating a program that you follow three times a week, all year long. This will help you make much more progress than beating something hard for six weeks and then falling off the wagon.
. 2 Do not make any changes to your diet
Make small but sustainable changes to your diet. Keep in mind that any changes you make must be realistic and fit with your lifestyle. Consider therefore existing family and professional obligations. Concentrate on meeting the "big stones" of total calorie intake and protein targeting, and do not worry about the rest!
. 3 Find an exercise that you enjoy
If you hate the treadmill, join a five-man team. Exercise Should not Repent Because it was exaggerated at the weekend – it should be a happy part of your life that you look forward to.
. 4 Focus on Your Mobility
The areas of exercise that are most often ignored but so important are movement quality and mobility. The best way to address this is to book an assessment with a suitably qualified and experienced trainer to find out which areas you need to work on and that you need to work on consistently.
. 5 Start Low-Impact Activities
If you've neglected your health and fitness for a while, and found that your weight has become wedged and your knees and back become grumpy, it may be worth pondering moderate activity like cycling or swimming.
Harry & # 39; s Heroes is available on ITV Hub