10 ways to stay fit, healthy and young in your 40s
Build yourself a good workout routine that you would actually enjoy doing. Moving your body and keeping yourself active will not only help maintain your body but also keep your health in check.
Keep your diet in check
To keep your immunity and energy up you need a well-rounded, balanced diet consisting of healthy proteins, healthy fats, small amounts of carbs, fruits, and veggies.
Get a good night’s sleep
For your mental and physical well-being, you need at least seven to eight hours of uninterrupted snooze time. Not having enough sleep can increase your risk of multiple diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and strokes.
Take up meditation
Meditation is one thing that has no side effects. With so much going on around us, but you need to calm your mind. Five minutes of meditation can be helpful for your mental well-being.
Sip on water, not wine
Fueling your body with water is as crucial as the food you put in. Three litters of water is the average amount to consume and more if you work out.
Have a routine
A routine is to cultivate discipline in some areas of your life. Having a wake-up routine or a going-to-bed routine can be your non-negotiables which add value in the long run.
Indulge in self-care
Once a week, take a day off from work and social engagements to just be with yourself. Treat yourself with the food you like or take yourself out for a movie
Cut down on screen time
Cutting down on screen time can help you get better sleep, help you lose weight, calm your mind, free up your time, and even protect your eyes from weakening.
Sun damage can age your skin exponentially, making you look older than you are. Always keep a bottle of SPF 30+ or higher in your bag and make sure to reapply it every three hours, especially if you’re outdoors often.
Don’t compare yourself to your younger version
Accept your body and your quirks and if you don’t like a particular thing about yourself then try to change it the healthy way