As all 50 plus women know it gets harder with age to keep your body in tip top condition. As we age our workouts need to be adapted and tweaked so we continue to get the same benefits from our fitness regime.

50 plus goal is to add some weight training to your weekly routine. Muscle is a fat burning machine that keeps your metabolism working to burn calories. By adding strength training to your weekly routine 3 or 4 times a week you will hold on to the muscle you had in your 20s and 30s.

Find a class that you really love that incorporates some weight training or buy a resistance band and dumbbells that you can use at home. If you don’t want to use weights just using your own body weight as resistance is enough to see some real results.

Squats, lunges, and press ups will all give you the following benefits.

You will change the shape of your body
You will boost your metabolism by retaining or building more muscle
You will increase strength, becoming more functional
You will build strong bones and combat osteoporosis
You will improve joint stability and reduce the risk of injury.

So, go on what are you waiting for – start throwing your weight around today!

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