Being over 50 is nothing to be afraid of even though that is the age women go through menopause. Hormonal change is a challenging period for women and their close ones due to the effect it has on the whole body, as well as the mind.
Instead of dreading it, embrace this change as a new chapter in your life and a perfect time to treat yourself with things that can help you redefine your appearance and personality.
You can be 50 and look fabulous with a little discipline and self-indulgence, and we are going to show you how.
1. Exercise more or simply start doing it
The musculoskeletal structure of your body changes over time. This doesn’t necessarily mean a bad thing, but only that you have to take special care of yourself. Exercise is something that can help you define your body and tone the muscles, thus not only affecting your look but also your posture. Positive effects of exercise on mood are something the science world always points out and encourages.
If you never exercised before, start it slow. The best way to get into the fitness is through yoga or fast walking. As time goes by, you can try some other, more demanding workouts and even get a gym membership.
However, if you already exercise regularly, consider changing your routine a bit. Try other types and methods of exercise in order to put more strain on the muscles. Over time, the musculoskeletal system gets used to the exercises, and they simply don’t make any big change to your body anymore. Changing your routine and enhancing the workout regime will keep you on your toes and even reshape your body for the better.
2. Watch your diet
There is a number of vitamins you can take to compensate for certain body changes. For example, calcium and vitamin D are good for bone structure, B12 supports the nervous system, while you should decrease the iron intake.
When it comes to food, salt is your enemy. This means that you should stop eating processed food and start cooking more. Although it may seem like a nuisance, there are ways to prepare meals which can last for a couple of days and even can be frozen to eat later. This way, you will control the ingredients and make sure your diet is healthy.
Cut down saturated fats and use extra virgin olive oil or flax seed one in your daily meals. Whole grains, fruits and vegetables are healthy and good for the digestive system, mind and balanced body chemistry. Grow your own herbsin the kitchen and enjoy freshly seasoned food all year long. Introduce fish to your diet like mackerel and salmon since it’s full of omega-3 fatty acids good for your cardiovascular system.
3. Take care of your appearance
You can take care of the way you look in many ways. Regular visits to the hair salons and mani-pedis are one of the treatments you can have alone or make it an event with a friend. As we grow older, our skin starts to form wrinkles and spots. This is all a normal process which can be mitigated with cosmetic treatments and proper care.
In addition, there are reconstructive procedures like breast implants surgery or brow lift for some extreme makeovers on your body, which can’t be achieved through non-invasive methods. Hyaluron fillers are effective in decreasing the wrinkles on your face, as well as augmenting your lips. This method is not a permanent solution, and you will have to go for correction every six months to one year. However, this is also a good thing since it allows you to change certain features, like have smaller lips or more pronounced cheeks.
All in all
The first rule of being fabulous is to love yourself just the way you are. With that in mind, any change you plan for your body will come as something natural. You are beautiful and amazing no matter the age, so enjoy your newfound strength and gorgeousness with all the wonderful things being over 50 brings.
This guest post was graciously provided by Helen Bradford. Helen is a student of journalism who loves writing about fashion, beauty and health.