Getting in shape at 60 is actually possible despite what some in their Golden Years might think. Yes you lack the energy and metabolism you once had, but you can still lose weight and get into shape to help relieve your joints.
First, do low impact resistance and cardio workouts as part of the Five Step Home Fitness Program outlined below. This includes workouts with resistance bands, swimming and cycling.
Second, take about 6,000 IU of Vitamin D every morning with breakfast. This will help clean your arteries of plaque that has been accumulating over the years, allowing for better blood circulation. Now follow the steps below and see how getting in shape at 60 is possible!
The Five Step Home Fitness Program
Step 1: Drink at least 16 oz. of water and exercise every morning before you eat.
Clinical studies in Germany have proven that simply drinking 16 oz. of water first thing every morning will increase metabolism the whole day by 24%. You should also drink more water throughout the day than you are now as adequate hydration is critical to weight loss and muscle gain. And if you exercise after you eat, the energy you consume is primarily coming from whatever you ate that day. When you exercise in the mornings after not eating all night, you will burn more fat from your body and not the food you eat.
Step 2: Do cardiovascular exercises five days a week for at least 20 minutes each day.
One of the most common misconceptions about exercising is that crunches will help trim your waistline. This is completely false. To burn fat from your waist, legs or anywhere else, you must do cardiovascular exercises for at least 20 minutes a day, five days a week. If you can do more than five days or longer than 20 minutes, than do it. Good exercises are cycling, jogging or swimming.
Step 3: Do resistance exercises at least twice a week.
You should separate these workouts by at least two days to give your muscles sufficient rest time. The hands down best home workout machine for doing resistance exercises is the Total Gym. Get one of these incredible machines and focus on working your legs, chest and back.
Step 4: Eliminate all wheat and corn starch products from your diet.
This is the step most people tend to struggle with. Wheat withdrawal can be difficult, since most foods in our diet have wheat. Research has proven that eliminating wheat and corn starch products from your diet is the fastest way to lose weight. Foods to avoid include bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, cereal, pretzels, chips and most other snack foods.
Step 5: Get a good Vitamin D supplement to take every day.
That's it! Follow these five steps and you will find yourself in the best shape of your life! Drink water every morning, exercise before you eat, do both cardio and resistance training, avoid foods that are high on the Glycemic Index, and take a Vitamin D supplement daily. You will feel more healthy than you ever have!