Fitness power couple shares daily routine, tips on staying fit after 50

Kelly says that taking an all-or-nothing approach to exercise is one of the major mistakes people make. Small, consistent efforts yield better outcomes. "You need to be consistent before you're heroic," he added. Since turning 50 this year, Juliet said they focus less on intense exercise and more on daily goals. 

Routine is key 

At 6 a.m., the Starretts drink a glass of water with a pinch of sea salt and lemon juice for hydration, electrolytes, and vitamin C. A short mobility and breathing workout is followed by a cooldown walk.

Start every day with water, a quick workout, and a high-protein breakfast

After breakfast, they aim for a serving of fruit or vegetables and one third of their daily protein. Dietitians recommend 0.7 to 1 grams of protein per pound. Lean meats, fish, eggs, Greek yogurt, and legumes are protein-rich. 

The Starretts still "breathe hard and lift heavy," but they avoid frequent, high-intensity workouts since they can wear the body down. "We keep an eye on how training affects our ability to move," Kelly added. Instead, they take short, 3,000-step activity breaks multiple times a day, such as after lunch, while on work calls, or on the way home. 

Aim for small doses of activity, like short walks, throughout the day 

The Starretts eat healthily by adding foods rather than restricting them. Kelly said the family eats three vegetable servings a day, one at each meal. Vegetables provide vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, fiber, and appetite regulation. 

Follow the 'three vegetable rule'

The Starretts use balancing boards and soft-tissue mobilization to multitask while relaxing with their kids after work.   Instead of putting off these self-care practices, try incorporating them into activities like watching TV.

Add mobility and balance to your evening relaxation plan

The Starretts stated sleep is essential to a healthy lifestyle and fitness. Kelly advised scheduling enough sleep. He and Juliet advised turning off phones, laptops, and other devices 90 minutes before bed to relax.

Turn off technology before bed