I will share 5 barriers to healthy lifestyles for those ages 50+ that can inhibit personal success, and more importantly, what to do instead. Here are my top 5: Barrier 1: Not believing you can or should cook meals at home. This is a mindset issue, especially for those who spent years caring for others and preparing 2 to 3 meals every day. They express “burn out” and look for other options. They frequently watch the Food Channel, but rarely take the next step – you know the one where they actually get in the kitchen and use the utensils!.