Fit over 40
October 22, 2014•9 min
Stay fit, active, and injury free with Dr. Holly's four M's,Trying to get into a new healthy and fit lifestyle can be challenging for anyone, especially if you're used to eating anything with little exercise your whole life. It can be even more challenge once you're over the age of 40.Every year, your body is growing older and causes your metabolism to slow down. This could be the reason why you can't eat like your 16-year-old self anymore. If you were active in your younger years, the exercises you used to complete without any hesitation could now be causing you pain and your body begging you to slow down.Implementing the following fitness strategies, which Dr. Holly calls the four M's, can help you stay fit, active, and injury-free at every age, specifically over 40.What are these four M's? Mobility: If you've never been one to stretch, you may want to consider. Do you feel achy in the morning or need to quickly shift positions on the couch? Your muscles aren't the same as they used to be and incorporating static and dynamic stretching into your daily routine. Moderation: It's SO important to listen to your body and take rest when needed. Know your limits and don't push when you don't need to. Whether you want to admit it or not, your body needs to recover. When you're exercising your muscles are tearing, growing and needs some time to rebuild and repair. Medicinal supplementation: To help energy levels, a great supplement Dr. Holly likes to use is 100 milligrams a day of Ubiquimol. Another supplement Dr. Holly likes is Vitamin C, and branched-chain amino acids. For post workout, Dr. Holly likes to use curcumin, and ginger. Modification: You may find it difficult to do exercises like squats or bicep curls because of arthritis, tendinitis, or other health ailments. However, being able to modify a workout can still give you the same affect, but without the pain. Know and understand your limitations and modify accordingly. Dr. Holly explains her personal workout experience throughout the years of her life, the four M's, and why it's so important to keep your body moving (injury free) as you age.