Best Exercise For Women Over 50! – 2018 – fabulous50s

Best Exercise For Women Over 50! – 2018 – fabulous50s


today I’d love to talk to you about the
number one exercise I think every woman in their 50s should be doing if it’s the
only exercise you do this is it and if it’s if you’re someone who does lots of
exercise add this to it hi I’m Schellea this is fabulous 50s a lifestyle channel
that celebrates women in their 50s so if you have joined me here to learn about
this exercise I found out about this when I went to a lifestyle retreat and
we got taught that doing a Chinese squat is one of the most beneficial things for
our health for any age group particularly people who are getting
older because when you don’t activate all your muscles in your legs that leads
to muscle loss sitting accelerates muscle loss and muscle loss equals aging
and you can imagine old people when they’re kind of bent over and that
they’re walking slowly it’s because everything’s kind of gone soft and lost
its effectiveness to keep the body upright and and also another thing about
sitting sittings not the best thing for us and we tend to sit all day and
sitting loosens our gluts and it doesn’t engage anything so you’re not engaging
your core or your legs or your gluts or anything so sitting is really bad but we
all do it all day so this is something that you can do at home and if you just
do it every day building up slowly and slowly – you can do it for a bit longer
you’re going to notice a benefit in your strength and your vitality and I’ll tell
you why but first of all I’ll show you what to do so you just go from a
standing position and you come down to squatting and this is called a Chinese
squat and it’s called that because in Asia this is how people communicate they
eat they talk they they cook they do everything
like this naturally and soda babies you notice a young child a toddler this is
how they sit this is how they do things so it’s it’s the way the body was
designed yet we don’t do it so our bodies don’t perform as well as they
could for as long as they could just another thing you try and keep your back
as straight as you can and hold your core in and your feet flat on the ground
not not like this you have them flat on the ground as you can now this may be
difficult to do for a long time so 10 seconds you’re doing great and you just
keep practicing getting a little bit longer at each time until it’s something
that you can do very easily but it’s quite important for us to do as women in
our 50s because we’ve got to work on becoming someone who can live into the
next 50 years with lots of health and vitality the Chinese squat actually
helps loosen the back and align the spine and lengthen the hip flexors which
are here and when they get short that’s when we get really stiff and
everything’s very hard to do so it also is great for improving your digestion
because of the way that we’re sitting like this it helps everything move
through the body and our bowel function is a lot better your knees get strong
all the parts of your legs get strong and your core becomes strong so that’s
kind of good for us but the thing that I found out about that I didn’t know when
I learned about this is that women who are going through menopause so from you
know early 40s mid 40s – way into their 50s what happens is we go through these
hormonal changes that actually make us think and remember and
feel the pain and the hurt inside our body that has gone on in the past and I
guess our job in menopause is to realign ourselves and move through what our
hurts and our pains and move into a new phase of life I’ve I’ve been reading dr.
Christiane Northrup who’s these books are great I’ve got another one here
really fantastic reading actually for everybody but she talks about how we as
women hold a lot of our pain here in this area and that’s why we can have
many many problems particularly with painful periods and menopause and all
sorts of things that originate in that area and we have to release that pain so
that we can move forward so all of the wisdom that we’ve gained in our life is
we’ve got to keep growing and growing and learning and releasing all of the
crap all of the bad stuff that’s happened and interestingly this is where
we store it and doing this exercise is going to be strengthening for us and and
kind of liberating for us so yeah every day if you can do this for 10 seconds 15
seconds you know 45 seconds into a minute five minutes just have a little
practice of doing it and start releasing some of that stuff that we’re hanging on
to and help bring some some great bone strength and building muscle into your
body because our legs and all of this area supports everything else so if
they’re strong we can be strong and vital so if you can’t get down here use
a ball like this and this gives you a similar kind of
position for your body to be in but it doesn’t give you the the strength that
you’re going to get from doing the squat but it will help you get your body down
low because some sometimes if you haven’t been used to exercising it might
be difficult for you to get to here and go down a little bit further and you
might need some help even to help you lean on something while you’re you’re
going down here but don’t don’t stress at all about being able to do this
practice and do it at your own pace just be really excited and proud of
yourself that you’ve done something that you couldn’t do before and a small
amount of time means it’s going to be a longer amount of time when you keep
practicing it I think that’s all I’ve got for you today I’m sorry I look so
scruffy but I’ve just come from the gym and I wanted to share that with you so
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