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February 19, 2024

Staying Active at 40: Your Guide to a Healthier Life

Navigating through our 40s, we often face unique health and wellness challenges. FLOW Wellness Group is dedicated to empowering you through these years with a holistic approach to your well-being. This guide outlines how to maintain vitality, strength, and balance, embodying our ethos of comprehensive wellness.

Exercises for older people

The Importance of Exercise at 40

At FLOW, our philosophy underscores the critical role of regular physical activity, especially as we reach our 40s. Engaging in exercise during this pivotal decade serves not just as a tool for managing and reversing age-related physical declines, such as diminishing muscle mass, bone density, and a slowing metabolic rate, but also stands as a cornerstone for mental health and wellness. It acts as a powerful preventive strategy against a host of chronic conditions, reinforcing the body’s resilience and fortifying mental well-being. Through a commitment to consistent physical activity, we embrace a proactive approach to aging, ensuring that our clients lead vibrant, healthy lives well into their 40s and beyond, fully supported by FLOW’s comprehensive wellness ethos.

Exercising over 40

Optimal Exercise Frequency for Vibrant Health

To optimise exercise frequency for vibrant health in your 40s, embracing the American Heart Association’s guidelines forms the foundation of a dynamic, healthful lifestyle. Yet, the true essence of an effective fitness regime lies in its customization. At FLOW, our wellness experts champion a personalised approach, carefully adjusting exercise recommendations to align with each individual’s fitness level, health status, and personal aspirations. This tailored strategy ensures a regimen that not only meets scientific standards for physical activity but also resonates with personal enjoyment and sustainability, fostering a lifelong commitment to health and well-being.

Your Weekly Wellness Blueprint

Monday: Cardio Kickstart & Core Stability
Jumpstart your week with heart-healthy cardio and core-strengthening exercises. Consider a brisk walk or a cycle, paired with planks and Pilates-inspired core workouts.

Tuesday: Upper Body Strength & Flexibility
Focus on building upper body strength with resistance training, followed by a yoga session to enhance flexibility and reduce stress.

Wednesday: Mindful Movement
Engage in low-impact activities like walking or gentle yoga, emphasizing mindfulness and body awareness.

Thursday: Dynamic Cardio & Lower Body Strength
Elevate your heart rate with dynamic cardio options such as dancing or swimming, complemented by lower body strength training.

Friday: Full Body Strength & Balance
Challenge your body with a full-body strength circuit. Integrate balance exercises to improve stability and core strength.

Saturday: Outdoor Adventures
Spend time outdoors with activities like hiking, biking, or paddleboarding, enriching your connection with nature and boosting your mood.

Sunday: Rest, Reflect, and Rejuvenate
Dedicate the day to restorative practices like meditation, light stretching, or a leisurely walk, preparing your mind and body for the week ahead.

Incorporating FLOW's Holistic Services

Incorporating FLOW’s Holistic Services into your fitness regimen opens the door to a bespoke wellness journey tailored specifically to your needs. Our comprehensive suite of offerings, ranging from one-on-one personal training sessions designed to meet your unique physical goals, to our detailed nutritional planning services that cater to your dietary requirements, ensures a well-rounded approach to health. Our wellness coaching extends beyond physical fitness, addressing mental and emotional well-being, providing a supportive framework for sustainable lifestyle changes. Through these personalized interventions, FLOW’s dedicated experts stand by to guide you towards achieving and maintaining peak physical and mental health, embodying our commitment to your holistic wellness journey.

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Key Considerations for a Healthy Lifestyle

  • Personalisation: Tailor your fitness plan to your interests, lifestyle, and wellness goals.
  • Consistency Over Intensity: Focus on maintaining regular, moderate activity.
  • Holistic Approach: Integrate mental, physical, and emotional wellness practices.
  • Professional Guidance: Utilize FLOW’s expertise in personal training, yoga, and wellness coaching for a supported journey.

Entering your 40s with FLOW Wellness Group means embracing a life of balance, strength, and wellness. Our holistic approach ensures that your fitness journey is not just about physical health but encompasses mental and emotional well-being. Start today and discover the transformative power of holistic wellness with FLOW.

In Health & Wellness

Andrew Walls

Founder & Coach

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