Exercising and eating healthy is easy to do when your life is going well. But how do you handle it when your life does not go the way you planned? Is one of the first things you do is give up your exercise routine? Or do you eat your way out of stress?
At mid-life stressors that arise may include health issues for yourself or spouse, perhaps a parental illness or death, concern for teenage children, career issues or marriage and relationship issues. You may even be facing a divorce. Many of these stressors may pile up at mid-life.
Divorce at mid-life is common, and the true divorce rate is somewhere between 42%-45%. 41% of first marriages end in divorce, 60% of second marriages and 73% of third marriages end in divorce. The average first marriage lasts 8 years. The stats show that women are filing for 66% of the divorces.
Steps to Take During a Divorce
If you are facing a divorce at this moment, first, don't make any unnecessary changes to other aspects of your life, secondly continue to exercise and finally continue to choose extra healthy food in moderate amounts.
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Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during stressful life transitions can be difficult, yet focusing on it can ease the stress. Ensuring that you continue to exercise and eat a healthy diet is important at all stages of life. You may not be able to change the situation but you can take some positive steps.
Regaining and maintaining your health at mid-life is important to ensure that you are as healthy as you can be to face life. My book Second Chance at Health: Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating is an easy to read nutrition and exercise guide that can help you move into your retirement years in the best health you can.