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Tips for Middle-Aged Men for Weight Loss Success

Mature couple stretching at park and listening to music. Athletic senior couple exercising together outdoor. Fit senior runners stretching before running outdoors. As a personal trainer in the Vancouver, Washington area, I have worked with many middle-aged men over the years. I have heard the stories of how difficult it is for them to lose weight, and I have also seen those who are dedicated be able to lose weight and keep it off. Having the right information can make a world of difference regarding which group you fall into. If you are a middle-aged man and want to lose weight it’s important to keep in mind that it gets a little more challenging as you age. Once you hit middle age, you begin losing some muscle mass, you slowly put on the pounds, and losing weight is no longer as easy as it once used to be. The good news is that you can still lose weight even once you hit middle age. Here are some tips for middle-aged men for weight loss success: Make some small changes with your ...
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The Best Weight Loss Tips for Women Over 50

Senior female jogger resting after running in a park. Proud mature woman stretching in the park and looking at camera. Senior active woman completing her daily routine workout. If you are a woman over the age of 50, you may have realized that you can’t manage weight quite as well as you once did. That’s because as we age, it becomes more difficult to do so. There are numerous reasons why this happens, but the most important thing to keep in mind is that you can still lose weight. You just have to know the rules of the game and then put in the work to beat it! Once women reach middle age, and especially past 50, their metabolism begins to slow down. This means that extra weight may begin to show up, and it will be more challenging to lose weight. If you have slowed down and are not as active as you may have once been, then that is going to add to the problem, making it even more challenging. The good news is that you can still lose ...
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Exercise for Older Men: The Best Tips!

Portrait of senior sports couple looking at camera. Happy mature couple relaxing after jogging in the park. Smiling woman and retired man jogging and listening to music with earphones. If you are getting older and beginning to think more about your exercise routine, you are not alone! I work with many older men at Boomer Fitness, located in Vancouver, Washington. Through my personal training, I’m able to guide them from being skeptics to being men who have taken control of their exercise routine and are loving it. As men age, they begin to see things drop, sag, and get a little lumpy if they are not engaged in regular exercise and eating a healthy diet. This is often how the spare tire around the middle forms. Before you know it, you may not be able to go to the end of the block without feeling winded. The good news is that you can turn it all around, no matter what age you are. It’s never too late! Here are some of my best tips for exercise for older men: You have ...
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Exercise for Older Women – You CAN Do It!

S Having a routine exercise program is critical to having good health and wellness. Your body was meant to move, so it’s important that you keep it moving. If you live a lifestyle that is sedentary, then you will find the weight will creep on and your health will decline. If you are someone who has faltered with keeping an exercise routine, or you haven’t ever started one and you know it’s time to, you are in luck. There’s never been a better time to get started than the present moment. Here are some tips for getting started with an exercise program: Women over the age of 50 should be getting 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. This includes brisk walking, bike riding, or other aerobic exercise that gets your heart pumping. You also need to do strength training at least twice per week. This will help you to maintain strong bones and muscle mass, as well as to protect your balance. You may find that you will be better at sticking to a routine if you have an exercise ...
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Everything I know About Nutrition for Men Over 50

Father Preparing Family Breakfast In Kitchen Cutting Fruits If you are a man over the age of 50, you may have come to a point in your life when you want to give more thought to your health. It’s often around this time that men set down the bottle of beer and bag of chips and begin to see a different person in the mirror. The person you may see in the mirror may have a belly that’s bigger than you want. You may also not have the muscle mass you’d like to have. The good news is that with proper nutrition and having a good strength training plan, you can spend the next years looking and feeling great. You can also help avoid gaining weight and losing muscle mass, as many men do once they pass the age of 50. Here is everything I know about nutrition for men over 50: This is one of the most important areas of nutrition for men. Chances are, you are not getting enough protein. The problem with that is it will make you ...
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Tips for Middle-Aged Women: Weight Loss Tips

Portrait of athletic mature woman resting after jogging. Beautiful senior blonde woman running at the park on a sunny day. Female runner listening to music while jogging. Many women notice that when they become middle-aged, they begin to put on some weight. Each year, it just slowly shows up, and they may not even realize it’s there until they go to put their jeans on and they are snug, or they step on the scale and see it creep to a higher number. As we age, the changes in hormones tend to lead to a weight gain that people are not ready to deal with. Here are some weight loss lips for middle-aged women: Keep stress down. Many people overlook the connection between excess weight and the stress they feel, but there is a connection. When you are stressed out, your body releases cortisol, which will lead to weight gain. Be sure to have healthy ways in your life that you can reduce stress, such as meditating, yoga, hiking, etc. Become stronger by engaging in regular strength training exercises. The muscle ...
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The BEST Tips for Weight Loss for Men Over 40

Muscular man with larger jeans and tape measure If you are a man who is over 40 and you would like to lose some weight, you are not alone! There are men around the country who are struggling to lose what is often referred to as the “dad bod.” They have gotten comfortable in their daily routine, and slowly over time extra weight has crept up on them. The good news is that you can lose weight, even over 40. Around the age of 40, our metabolism begins to slow down. Combine that with the fact that many men are not as active as they used to be, and it’s easy to see how the extra weight begins to pile up around the middle. Here are some of the best tips for weight loss for men over 40: Keep in mind that healthy weight loss is losing only 1-2 pounds per week. You should not try to lose more than that, as it wouldn’t be healthy to do so, and there would be a good chance of you gaining it back. ...
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Weight Loss Tips for Women Over 40

Weight loss, slim body, healthy lifestyle concept. Fit fitness girl measuring her waistline with measure tape on blue Working as a personal trainer in the Vancouver, Washington area, I have helped many women over the age of 40 to lose weight. Many of their stories are similar in that once they reached the age of 40, it’s like they became hungry all the time and they couldn’t lose weight for anything. Believe it or not, that has more to do with biology that you may realize, but it doesn’t mean you can’t beat it! It’s important when you hit the age of 40 that you do things to boost your metabolism. This is because that is around the age that it is going to start slowing down, which is going to slowly put weight on with you even noticing. Then one day you will wake up and the scale is up 10 pounds. Around this age, you will also experience a drop in estrogen levels and your thyroid levels will be done, adding to the issue of making you hungry more ...
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Rosa and Her Many Changes

  1653309_10207912040631989_3203958630073519913_n Before Rosa decided to join Boomer Fitness, she was in the worst shape of her life. She had let herself go, was eating the wrong foods, and was drinking 3-4 glasses of wine each night. If she continued on that path, she believed she would have gotten sick with a disease that would have taken her in a downward spiral. Her clothes were always tight, she wore big blouses to cover up, and even though she smiled on the outside, she was miserable about the shape she had gotten herself into. “I wanted to lose my belly fat and tone all over my body,” Rosa explains. “I struggled with the 14-day challenge and because of stress. I didn’t come when I should have. I was so out of shape that I couldn’t keep up.” What she found at Boomer Fitness was patience and encouragement to keep going. She found that the personal trainers and supportive group setting kept her motivated. She liked the bootcamp style and all-over body workout that was intense with bursts of cardio. “The trainers are great ...
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Letty Sees Results

IMG_5580 Before joining Boomer Fitness, Letty did work out some. She would do a little here and there with weights, she’d take some short walks on some days, and she’d even jump on the treadmill from time to time. Trying to lose weight, she did Zumba for six months and took on a low-carb diet. Despite all of these efforts, she didn’t see any results and never lost any weight. She also never connected with anyone she met along the way. But all of that changed when she joined Boomer Fitness! “At first I was scared, I didn’t know what I was getting into,” she says. “The real question was can I really do this? I have met some pretty amazing women. They are all so encouraging and such an inspiration. They keep me coming to Boomer!” While working out at Boomer Fitness, Letty met Lavonne, who became her workout buddy. They text each other to make sure they will be at class, and they encourage each other. Together, they have created a wonderful accountability system that has helped both of them ...
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