These Are 8 Exercises Women Over 40 Should Do Every Week

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.

We present you 8 types of exercises that are both helpful and effective:

1. Tai Chi

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.

2. Squats

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.

3. 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.

4. Lunges

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.

5. Yoga

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.

6. Strength training

Weight lifting doesn’t need to be so intense, even just doing some barbell biceps curls will help you maintain your muscle great.

7. Planks

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.)

8. Leg Lifts

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.

9 comments on “These Are 8 Exercises Women Over 40 Should Do Every Week”

  1. T. Pollhein says:

    When you are older and heavier squats and lunges, might not be the best thing for your knees. Or am I wrong about that

    1. Rainn says:

      I totally agree, while I am not heavy but I do have a hip issue

    2. Fran Ruff says:

      I thought that but my knees are fine after 2 years of weight training. They still crackle but no major pain. Younger my knees gave me so much trouble. I feel healthier and stronger. Use it or lose. Regardless of weight or age. You can modify any exercise

  2. T. Pollhein says:

    When one is older and heavier, I don’t think squats and lunges are very good for the knees. Or am I wrong about that?

  3. Cathy says:

    Why is the over 40 woman in the drawing plus size? Not everyone over 40 is overweight

    1. Barbie says:

      Damn skippy I’m 52 weigh 135lbs my height is 5’9. AGE IS ONLY A NUMBER LADIES. I squat 135LBS; deadlift 115LBS; bench 120 LBS; leg press 145LBS; shoulder press 90LBS; barbell curl 80LBS so ladies get off your hiney and get to it. It’s all in hoe much yoh love yourself and how healthy and mobile you want to be for later years. Good luck!!

  4. Zenobia Drew says:

    You can always do reverse squats. I saw a video where you lay on a floor and put your legs up against the door. Use your legs to lift your buttocks off the floor. Hopefully YouTube has a video on it since they have everything else

  5. Lisa says:

    I totally agreed

  6. Me says:

    And so it’s ok if the woman was a stick then
    Get a bloody grip
    With all the crap going on in the world you wanna winged the woman in pics over weight
    The mind boggles

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