8 Exercises & Workouts For Women Over 40

8 Exercises & Workouts For Women Over 40


eight exercises and workouts for women
over 40 exercise and regular strength training are an important part of
staying healthy for women over 40 cardiovascular health is essential for
both weight gain weight loss and hormone control sometimes it can be hard to
figure out which exercises are the best for staying in shape there are many
different types of weekly exercises and natural ways to help 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 before we
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new videos number 8 Tai Chi not only is Tai Chi
incredibly relaxing it’s also a very low impact exercise that can help you
concentrate on the movements of your body if you’re new to exercising and
want to do something that is slow and relaxing Tai Chi is perfect for you
paired with a good workout routine Tai Chi can help you lose weight improve
your balance and improve your flexibility number 7 squats a classic
workout that does not require a machine yet focuses on form squats can be
beneficial for strengthening your legs and your glutes squats can help make
your core stronger and can help build strength in your legs it’ll help you in
your daily routine and can make you more comfortable doing simple daily
activities like walking or even getting up and down when you’re sitting number 6
low impact cardio using an elliptical machine for regular
interval training is a great way for women over 40 to maintain a healthy
heart this is a great way to get your heart pumping at a low intensity if you
find high intensity cardio to be too difficult just do low impact cardio it’s
great for your health and we’ll get those endorphins pumping number five
lunges lunges are a great way to improve your leg muscles and keep them toned
there are several variations on this exercise that work different parts of
the leg like squats they can improve your leg strength glute strength and
also strengthen your core if you find that you have problems with balancing
lunges can help improve your balance as well practice makes perfect
number four yoga a classic exercise that involves stretching and maintaining form
yoga is one of the best choices of workouts for women over 40 it is also
highly meditative and relaxing yoga and meditation are great ways to relieve
stress and remove negative energy or thoughts from your mind sign up for yoga
class or practice guided meditation to help with stress relief number 3
strength training weight lifting doesn’t need to be so intense even just by doing
some bicep curls with two-pound barbells can help improve muscle tone try signing
up with a personal trainer if you’d like some more help with strength training
you can also find all sorts of helpful and easy strength training guides online
if you don’t want to spend money on a personal trainer number two planks
planks are a great way to train for stamina and strength like lunges there
are many different plank variations that can build strength in different muscles
planks help build core strength and also strengthen your legs arms and other body
parts it takes focus and stay and can help improve your overall health
and strength number one leg lifts leg lifts are a great exercise to work on
keeping your form correct they also help to improve strength and muscle areas
that are often hard to work out now that you know exercises you should do to help
you lose weight and gain strength here are certain changes you can make to your
lifestyle to get your weight gain hormones under control and lose weight
did you know that hormones such as insulin cortisol leptin and thyroid
hormones all play a key part in metabolism control they also tell your
body to store or get rid of fat to start off let’s take a closer look at the
chemicals that tell your body to store or burn fat first is insulin since
glucose is a primary source of energy for the cells when you eat foods that
cause the blood glucose level to rise the body releases insulin as it is a
chemical that allows glucose to be released into the cell cortisol this is
a stress hormone it’s produced to prevent blood sugar levels from dropping
below normal this is why you crave sugary snacks when you’re stressed out
cortisol helps slow down the metabolism so you preserve more energy if you have
high cortisol levels you will gain weight leptin this is the say Sheedy
hormone and it’s secreted by fat cells it signals the brain that you’re full it
helps to tell the body when to store or lose weight when levels are low you will
be hungry and the body may store excess food as fat
tyroid thyroid hormones t3 and t4 are produced by the thyroid glands their job
is to prevent lipolysis and they help regulate the metabolic processes now to
get those hormones under control make sure to do the following things avoid a
strict diet what should you eat it’s important to avoid a strict diet the
best plan for sustained weight loss is to eat three meals a day sticking to
extremely strict diets isn’t healthy because when you’re not eating regularly
the body begins to think it’s starving and takes energy from the muscle tissues
while trying to conserve that losing weight gradually and slowly is
ultimately healthier for you in the long run if you want to become slimmer start
small calorie reduction remember each person’s calorie intake is different and
should be calculated based on your height weight age and activity level eat
foods with a low glycemic index stick to foods that are less likely to contribute
to glycemic levels in the body these include foods that have low glycemic
index or GI so basically you should stick to foods that will not increase
the level of insulin in your body you can look up a list of foods that are GI
foods such as walnuts mushrooms and cabbage online to help pick the ones
that you like best remember that everyone loses and gains weight
differently and for different reasons so it’s okay to experiment with your diet
and exercise avoid fast carbs avoid foods that will
fill your body up with fast and fatty carbs go for foods that are rich in
protein and fiber instead this will help you feel fuller quicker and should help
prevent you from overeating protein helps to build muscle mass and tissue it
can help you burn more calories than body fat even when you’re sleeping or at
rest so if you’re really serious about getting your weight gain hormones under
control it’s also important to exercise properly and do the right type if you’re
an active person who exercises frequently it’s important to remember to
replenish your sugar levels stay hydrated have good exercise regimens and
make sure that your diet is in check your body will reap the rewards what are
certain exercises or things you do on a daily basis that help improve your
strength and stamina to help you with weight loss and what are some workouts
for women over 40 that you suggest let us know in the comments section below
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