As women get older, their bodies tend to go through a lot of changes. One of the biggest “shock” for a woman’s body is the menopause. This is a period where women can gain weight and become prone to many illnesses.
That’s why today we will present you 5 exercises that will help you lose weight and strengthen your body. So, if you are a woman in your 40s’ or older, pay attention.
Stand without feet shoulder-width apart. Then, slowly start lowering your body into a squatting position, placing your hands on the floor in front of you. Next, get your feet back and lower your chest to do a push-up. Bring your chest back up. While your feet are in the starting position, stand up and then jump into the air while clapping your arms overhead.
Again, start with a standing position as in exercise 1 with your chest held up and out. Then, extend your hands straight out in front of you. Next, sit back and down like you’re sitting on a chair. Lower down, so your thighs are parallel to the floor, with your knees over your ankles. Stay like that for few seconds and bring yourself back to the starting position. Repeat it 20 times.
Again, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, with your hands on your hips. Next, step forward with one leg and flex your knees until your rear knee nearly touches the floor. After that, bring your body back. Switch legs and Repeat it 20 times.
For this exercise, start with a push-up position. Make sure your upper body is straight in line with the elbows and toes when they are slightly raised. Stay like that while taking deep breaths. Then, contract the buttock muscles by equally dividing the weight into both legs and elbows to have more strength and balance.
5. Straight Leg Raises
Start this exercise by lying on your back with your hands under your butt. Start lifting your shoulders and feet of the floor and then raise your legs but keep the rest of your body steady. Stay like that for several seconds and then lower your legs down on the floor, without touching the floor. Repeat ten times.
Many women over 40 managed to balance their hormones, reduce the extra fat, sculpt their bodies and improve their health with these exercises, so start today!