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How to stay healthy in your 50s


Please refresh the page and retry. Being over 50 does not mean being unfit — as personal trainer Chris Zaremba, 58, learnt first-hand.

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I weighed 18 stone, so I decided it was time to make a change. I cut out junk food and began exercising.

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Doing it little and often was the key, says Chris. Gradually, as he became fitter, he actually started to enjoy exercise. Chris is also an ambassador for Seven Seas, which aligns with his healthy lifestyle.

His Elementary fitness programme has four simple steps. It may sound obvious, but just cutting down on portion size helps, as does reducing sugar and saturated fat. Chris is a fan of high-protein foods, such as eggs, that keep you feeling full.

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Walking daily is great, but do it faster to burn more calories. And saying you do not have time to exercise is no excuse.

If you could be an automatic pick for the national couch potato team, you do have time! People do tend to nibble through the evening. But resting your system for 12 hours gives your body time to digest food properly and regulates your How to stay healthy in your 50s sugar.

So avoid snacking after your evening meal. Aim for five small meals a day — breakfast, a morning snack, lunch, mid- afternoon snack and dinner — so that you are eating every three hours. Try porridge for breakfast, a chicken stir-fry for lunch, and then fish with a big salad for dinner. They can help to support general health in many ways. It is also good to be calorie- aware: And do not do too much.

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Chris is an advocate of incremental improvements. He says you should set small goals to stay motivated. Seven Seas has provided its range of products containing Cod Liver Oil for over 80 years, so get into a routine and take a Seven Seas Cod Liver Oil capsule every day as part of a healthy lifestyle. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the How to stay healthy in your 50s. Visit our adblocking instructions page.

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