When, if ever, is it too late to start exercising and eating healthy? As long as you’re still breathing, it is not too late.
If you’re overweight, many of life’s day-to-day functions are much harder: getting up and down, walking anywhere, much less, trying to exercise. It’s not uncommon to see people staring and whispering which doesn’t make things any easier.
When to start?
The best time to start exercising and eating healthy was when you’re young because it programs your mind to think about food differently. Many of us were incorrectly taught to simply eat 3 meals a day and only very little about nutrition.
As you get older, the old saying, “it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks”, is very accurate – it’s hard, but not impossible. At any age you can and should improve your way of eating and look to get at least some form of exercise each day. Today, it’s much easier to find the resources you need to learn about eating healthy and exercise, so the best time to start focusing on healthy eating and exercise is one day before tomorrow… today!
How to start?
Learning a new way of eating and enjoying new food is the easiest place to start. You can do this with friends or by yourself – but eating healthy is the first step to improving your overall health and you will soon begin to reap the benefits; from more energy, healthier skin, improved digestive health and more.
Simply walking with a friend, 2 or 3 times a week, should be your next goal. Start by walking short distances and increase the distance a little at a time. Soon, you’ll be surprised at how much better you begin to feel with each passing day. Between the eating healthier and exercising, you’ll feel like an new person in no time and life will start to be better and easier.
The best words of advice are to start simple and focus on reaching small goals often. Don’t look to change overnight because completely changing they way you think about health will take time. You’ll occasionally slip up, but that’s ok! Refocus and get back on track and you’ll be fine.