It isn't just about the number on the scale that will and should motivate you to lose weight. The "why" behind a weight loss goal can be different for everybody, but a handful of them keep coming up with most of my clients.
Once you hit your 40s, it's time to embrace a different approach to your fitness. There are some fundamental rules for exercise for women in their 40s and beyond that can help you maintain your fitness and age gracefully well into your senior years.
Regular exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health. But once you reach your 40s, you'll start encountering changes to your body that could mean changes to your usual fitness routine.
Do you remember when you were in your teens and early twenties, and it seemed like you could eat anything you wanted without gaining weight? Then, suddenly, that ability vanished as you passed 40.
If you are looking to lose weight, you may think that you need to exercise more to burn more calories. And although some evidence does suggest this will help, in the vast majority of cases upping your exercise quota alone is not necessarily going to result in the weight loss goals you want.