How to stay fit in your 50s like Salman Khan

Age is just a number but we tend to forget that as we grow older. We reach a point where we do everything possible to hide the fact that we’re aging. Dyeing our hair, wearing trendy clothes, dabbing and using hashtags can only work so well, time will eventually catch up. But age is indeed just a number and through discipline, hard work and dedication, we can stay fit and look good for as long as we want to. Take Salman Khan for instance, the man is a few days away from 52 yet he looks no older than 40.

His youthful appearance can be attributed to Salman’s consistent commitment to staying fit. Even when he was away filming “Tiger Zinda Hai,” he did not skip on working out or eating healthy and even cycled 10km every day on harsh condition. What a tank. Most of us aren’t Salman Khan though and do not possess his physical prowess so here are 5 tips that will help you stay fit both physically and mentally beyond your 50’s.

Find a passion

Most people take retirement badly, don’t be one of them. Take up a hobby when you are making that transition from work to retirement and continue doing it after you’ve made that leap. It can be something like painting or photography or even gardening. This will not only keep you occupied but will give you something to look forward to the next day.

Who knows maybe you can turn your hobby into a business!

Eat Healthy

Avoid processed food and junk food as much as possible and drink plenty of water. Treat your body like a temple. A good diet is the very foundation of keeping fit

Of course you can have a cheat day every now and then.

Cardio!

Join a gym and hit the treadmill even if it’s for a few minutes or go for a run every morning. Cardiovascular diseases are more common when you are over 50 but a few simple drills will keep them off your back. Oh, you can also get a dog, that’s the best possible solution. Taking it for a walk will ensure that you get cardio and they are just amazing companions.

Dogs are simply the best.

Read: Food for the Brain

We spoke about food for the body earlier, how about some food for your brain? We are not asking you to read a book everyday although that won’t be bad, maybe just the headlines of the newspaper or an odd article here and there on your phone, maybe even this article (blatant product placement). What this essentially will do is keep the brain engaged and the energy flowing.

What good is a healthy body without a healthy mind, right?
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Irfan Aziz

Irfan Aziz is a final year Economics student. He is a pug enthusiast who loves looking at memes, writing and sketching(not as much as he would want to).