1. Watch yourself after 3 p.m. “That’s when you screw up the most,” warns health and fitness guru Pam Peeke. Her advice: Eat a lean protein and a healthy carb in the afternoon to reduce your appetite. Try Greek yogurt with almonds.
2. Finish eating by 8 p.m. You will wake up feeling hungry so you’re ready for breakfast.
3. Sleep! Women who are sleep-deprived are more likely to overeat and not have enough energy for exercise.
4. Sweat! If you’re sweating you’re experiencing a high-intensity cardio workout that challenges your heart.
5. Find your physical balance. Around 50, your sense of equilibrium may start to falter. Practice daily. Stand on one foot while waiting in line, putting on socks or tying a shoe.
6. Find a workout buddy to help keep you motivated.
7. Sign up for a marathon and follow the training program!