Regular exercises and a balanced diet are the key elements to lead a healthy lifestyle. The body needs food with nutrient value as much as it needs to spend the energy of it. We learned to count calories, to become more aware of the food we eat, we do cardio workouts, strength workouts to maintain our shape as well. But for women that are over 40’s as the body gets older, the energy balance can decrease the ability to do the amount of workout like they used to do before.
These weekly exercises will help to improve circulation and strength without putting too much strain on your muscles. Concentrating on form rather than speed during these workouts is the key to success.
Using slower movements and focusing more on getting your body in the right position will lower the risk of injury. As the body tends to slow down its healing process after 40, this is essential to a good work out.
We present you 8 types of exercises that are both helpful and effective:
Tai Chi is incredibly relaxing to the mind, and it gives you a bigger concentration of the movements of the body. This workout is ideal for people over their 40’s.
A classic, nice workout that doesn’t require a workout machine, you can do it at home, with the help of a chair or the edges of the table, or no help at all. It’s beneficial for the gluts and overall strength.
Low Impact Cardio
Using an elliptical machine for regular cardio can work wonders on women over 40’s. You still do the cardio you need to have and you achieve as great as regular cardio workouts.
Lunges are great to keep your leg muscles toned and in shape. There are several variations of the lunges to keep different parts of leg muscles strong and tight.
Yoga is one of the best things that you can do to your body, regardless your age. It tones the body, gives you a full massage of the intestines, helps you with relaxation and keeps you balanced. It’s never too late to start with yoga, it’s better if you do.
Weight lifting doesn’t need to be so intense, even just doing some barbell biceps curls will help you maintain your muscle great.
Planks are great to train your stamina and strength. Hold as much as you can, but it’s better to hold on a shorter amount of time with a great posture than longer with a bad posture (like sagging, curling your back, bad position on forearms etc.)
You can’t be “too old” for leg lifts, they are extremely helpful when it comes to your daily workout routine. Pay attention to the posture and the movements, and you are great.