After 40 years old, the body begins its real journey of aging and the fountain of youth doesn’t exist anymore.
Luckily, there are a few tricks you can try to reverse the aging process. Additionally, you will prevent numerous health ailments that start to appear after 40.
Here are 10 exercises for women over 40:
Squats will keep you flexible and make your muscles strong while saving you from many injuries. Do 3 sets of 20 squats. Extend the time as your condition improves.
2. Lower body stretch
These stretches help you decrease the risk of getting arthritis and suffering from joint pain. Just lay on your stomach with your arms and legs stretched out. Then, lift your arms and legs about 4 to 8 in from the floor. Hold the position for 10 seconds and return to the primary position. Rest for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times.
3. Glute bridge
The glute bridge is extremely good for you because it affects the muscles you use to push yourself. Lie on your back, and bend your knees at 90 degrees, while keeping your feet on the floor. Elevate your hips while and hold the position for 5 seconds, then bring your hips down. Do 3 sets of 12 squats each.
Now is the perfect time for the resistance exercise as it boosts the metabolism. Take a resistance band and put it beneath your right foot and grab one end of the band with your hands. Keeping your shoulders straight, bend your arms, with palms facing inwards. Return your arms to their initial position. Repeat 10 times and then, do it with your other leg.
5. Jump rope
Jumping a rope is always a good idea, and one of the most powerful ways to boost your heart health. Also, it burns lots of calories in a very short period. Do 5 sets of around 15 jumps each. Make 10-second breaks between each set.
6. Low-impact cardio
Cardio is good for your strength, stamina, and your overall well-being. Additionally, it promotes positive thinking and reduces the risk of heart disease development. Try low-cardio exercises such as Zumba, aerobics classes or elliptical training.
Planks are excellent for your chest and spinal muscles. While performing the exercise make sure to keep your body in a straight line, also don’t forget to engage your core. Stay in this position as much as you can.
8. Balance on one leg
Managing your stability is of ultimate importance in the aging process. Work on the coordination between your nerve receptors, inner ear, and eyes as they will make you feel more confident. Leg deadlifts, Tai Chi and heel raises are excellent choices you can try.
Yoga mostly involves your mind and yes, we often forget mental health. Relaxation is a great way to help you feel young again. Yoga improves your positive thinking and reduces the risk of depression and anxiety.
A regular walk will help you boost your overall health, and add years and years to your life. Also, it maintains your overall tolerance for physical activity, and prevents heart-related conditions.