As the time inevitably rolls by, our bodies slowly deteriorate. We face age-related muscle loss and our
metabolism starts working against us. Consequently, it becomes harder and harder to maintain fitness
levels and accomplish set goals. Well, you might not be able to stop the wheel of time, but there is so
much you can do to slow its advance. To pull it off, weight loss efforts should be adjusted to the realities
of the 50s. Moreover, you need to rely on tried and tested tips that burn fat. You will be able not only to
lose weight, but also keep it off. So, keep an eye on these 5 elements of the fitness success formula.
Build a peerless mindset
It all starts with the right mindset. You need to find your inexhaustible source of motivation and
determination. Without it, you will struggle to maintain great diet and fitness routine over a long period
of time. In fact, you can easily fall off the track. Therefore, focus on the inner work first. Have a crystal-
clear idea on why you want to lose weight and what it means to you. Set clear, tangible goals to act and
milestones and motivation boosters. These steps will help you be consistent, gain a sense of purpose,
and see your weight loss program through.
Get enough sleep
Embrace a holistic approach to weight loss. Build sound day-to-day habits that will empower you to
advance down the fitness road faster. One of the crucial aspects of fitness lifestyle is not the just the
physical activity itself, but sleep and rest.
In general, most people should try to sleep between 7 and 8 hours every night. Anything less than that makes your body resistant to losing weight and impedes your hormonal balance, which is the last thing you want. As an added benefit, you are able to avoid that groggy morning feeling and start every day with the bang.
Eat your way to success
If you are aiming at a long-term success, you have to mind your nutrition as well. Include a healthy eating
plan, which involves balanced, nutritious meals. What is the sweet spot? Well, it would be best if your
diet would consist of ¼ protein, ¼ carbohydrates, and ½ veggies. Opt for lean protein sources in the
league of turkey and chicken, and stick to healthy carbs, such as brown rice and sweet potato. Note that
proper hydration should also be an integral part of your diet. Oh, and steer away from fad diets and
quick-fix solutions. Use supplements only as a last resort to bridge nutrient gaps.
Appropriate workout apparel is proven to boost both self-esteem and performance. It also adds a layer
of protection and reduces the chances of injury. This is one of the most overlooked aspects of exercise.
Do not make this common mistake and get proper equipment. Don’t skimp on your gear and opt for
high-quality men’s gym shorts, T-shirts, and shoes. Enable full freedom of movement and let your skin
breathe. Apart from that, you can invest in a new bag and headphones. All these things will make the
entire fitness experience much more enjoyable.
A smart workout plan
As for the exercise itself, there are a couple of things to pay attention to. Feel free to start small, with 30
minutes of low-impact activity per day. Hiking and swimming are a great way to get the show on the
road. Next, develop a formal workout program. I would suggest going for a high-intensity interval
training (HIIT) or full body strength training. They help you maintain lean mass and shed pounds faster.
At the same time, as an aging man, you have to work on your mobility and flexibility. Such a smart,
balanced approach will maximize the results and minimize the chances of the Yo-Yo effect kicking in.
Take control over your life
Achieving the body you had in your twenties might seem far-fetched, but it is far from unattainable, at
least when it comes to weight. The ball is in your court, so step up your game. Come up with a
comprehensive battle plan and attack fat deposits without mercy. Find your motivation to avoid running
out of steam. While creating your weight loss plan, have in mind your age, physical condition, and set
realistic goals. Stay fit, strong, and healthy for years and years to come. Throwing in the towel is not an
option, not if you want to lead a happier and healthier life
Peter is a men's grooming and health writer at The Beard Mag & High Style Life magazines, living between UK and Australia. Beside writing he worked as a grooming consultant for many fashion events around UK & Australia too! Follow Peter on Twitter for more men’s grooming tips.