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Are you ready to defy the limitation of age and embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle?  Fitness expert and author of the book “Life Mastery: Personal Progression Toward an Infinite Potential” Sherry Fernandez shares her knowledge and insights on staying active as we age.  From debunking fitness myths to providing practical tips, Sherry’s insights will empower you to take charge of your fitness journey.

Exercise – The Key to Staying Active:

As we age, it is common to believe that we should slow down and stop exercising. However, Sherry emphasizes that staying active is crucial for maintaining physical and mental well-being. She debunks the myth that age limits our ability to engage in physical activities and encourages individuals to start wherever they are and gradually build up their fitness routine.

Sherry recommends incorporating a combination of cardio and muscle-building exercises into our daily lives. Interval training, where you alternate between intense bursts of activity and rest, is an effective way to get the heart rate up and burn calories. Exercises like squats, lunges, planks, and push-ups can be done with just your body weight and are great for building strength. Additionally, going for walks, bike rides, or engaging in outdoor activities can provide a well-rounded fitness routine.  During workouts, don’t forget to maintain proper form to help prevent injuries.

The Power of Tracking:

To ensure consistency in exercise habits, Sherry suggests using a tracking sheet to monitor daily habits. By listing the exercises or activities you want to do and checking them off each day, you create accountability and motivation. Tracking your progress helps you stay on track and celebrate your achievements, ultimately leading to sustained progress and growth. You can get her FREE tracking sheet here.

Proper Nutrition:

Fueling Your Body for Optimal Health: In addition to exercise, nutrition plays a vital role in healthy aging. Sherry advises following a balanced and whole-food-based diet. Avoiding processed foods and focusing on natural, unprocessed ingredients is key. She recommends steering clear of flour, sugar, and processed grains, as they can lead to weight gain and lack of essential nutrients.

Listen to your body’s needs and fueling it with nutrient-dense foods. Incorporating a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats into your diet can provide the necessary nutrients for optimal health. It’s important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition, and finding what works best for your body is essential.

Hydration is Key:

Proper hydration is often overlooked but plays a vital role in maintaining optimal health. Stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the day.  Aim for one ounce of water per two pounds of body weight.  Keep a water bottle in sight and make it a habit to drink water earlier in the day.

Whether you’re starting a new fitness routine or looking for ways to support your loved ones, Sherry’s wisdom and practical tips can guide you on your journey. So, don’t let age hold you back. Take that first step, track your progress, and embrace the power of movement. True change happens gradually. Don’t be discouraged by the perceived gap between where you are and where you want to be. You can achieve remarkable results.

If you enjoyed this conversation with Sherry as much as we did, visit her website where you can find her FREE tracking sheet, her book and other resources.  You can also connect with Sherry on social media: Instagram and Facebook.

Take the next step towards a healthier and more empowered life with Sherry’s guidance and expertise.

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John & Erin