12 Fitness Tips for Women in Their 40s:
Get Fit, Fine, and Fabulous!
Get Fit, Fine, and Fabulous!
12 Fitness Tips That You Will Love
We are providing you these twelve fantastic fitness tips because women in their 40s encounter all sorts of interruptions to their fitness routines. They often have additional responsibilities, busy schedules, and trouble sleeping. But first…
This all comes at a time that it’s not uncommon to gain a bit of weight around the tummy.
The main fitness focus as a woman in your 40s should be to design a fitness routine that works for you.
To counteract a sedentary lifestyle (hey there, office chair), a regular routine can do wonders for your body, mind, and overall energy levels.
11 Benefits You Get
From These Fitness Tips
i. Lose Weight
ii. Tone your Thighs and Calves
Iii. Shape your Shoulders
iv. Flatten your Belly
v. Fight off Heart Disease, Diabetes and Cancer
vi. Get Healthier Skin
vii. Reduce cellulite
viii. Raise your Sex Drive
ix. Reverse the Aging process
x. Sculpt your Hips and Butt
xi. Enhance Mental Well-Being
Ready to get started? Let’s go!
Fitness Tip #1: Regular exercise habits
Many women in their 40s notice that their metabolism starts to slow down. When your metabolism slows down, you slow down, and your body begins to put on extra weight. You become less toned. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
Find an aerobic activity that you enjoy, and set a schedule. Experts say that it takes about 21 days to establish a habit.
BoomZip Pro Tip: Aim for five weekly workouts for three weeks. Once you establish this habit, you will be more fit than you’ve ever been!
Fitness Tip #2: Forget the treadmill
You probably didn’t think that one of our fitness tips would be to not do something. But, experience shows us that when you’re getting into a fitness routine, the last thing you want is monotony.
Treadmills are probably the least exciting piece of exercise quipment. And if you’ve got one in your home, it can be an eyesore. (Not to mention, you probably feel bad about neglecting it every time you pass by it.)
Mix up your cardio with a stationary bike, an outdoor run, or interval training—anything that gets you feeling upbeat and excited to start your workout.
Fitness Tip #3: Jump Up
This is one of the simpler fitness tips. Jumping rope is such a great cardio workout—and it’s totally accessible. You can do it at home or on vacations—inside or outside.
Jumping rope is good for the heart, and it tones your hips, thighs, and calves. As an extra bonus, it will also tone your shoulders and arms.
All you need are a pair of sneakers and the rope itself.
BoomZip Pro Tip: Mix up your jump rope routine with intervals. For instance, jump at your highest speed for thirty seconds, slow it down to a gentle rhythm for 15, rest for the last 15 seconds, and repeat. This will get your heart racing and warm up your body so that you can break a sweat.
Fitness Tip #4: Lift and press
For many women, upper body workouts get forgotten. Body weight exercises and other weight-lifting can help you to get into the grove and tone your arms.
BoomZip Pro Tip: The best body weight exercises for strengthening your entire body and improving your fitness are burpees, jumping jacks, squats, push-ups, mountain climbers, and side planks.
To incorporate each of these body weight exercises into one great workout, do each of the exercises for thirty seconds, with nor rest in between. After you’ve done all of the exercises, rest for one minute and repeat four more times. You will be lit!
These fitness tips and the lifting & pressing are about more than defined muscles; they’re great for your heart, too.
Fitness Tip #5: Get a Fitness Coach
We’ve found that you are much more likely to reach your fitness goals if you have a fitness expert by your side. These Pros act as guides and accountability buddies.
Try to find a fitness trainer who can tailor a plan for you and will meet your schedule needs.
Fitness Tip #6: Plank it out
To tone your tummy, a plank should be your go-to move. Many women want to do a series of crunches, which is less effective.
Practice holding high and low planks to safely tone your abdominals. As you’re feeling stronger, work some pushups into the mix for an arm workout as well.
Fitness Tip #7: Balance with yoga
You don’t have to be a live-or-die yogi to add some downward dog and sun salutations to your fitness routine. In fact, a once-weekly yoga session can balance out your gym workouts.
Think about it: you stretch out, help your muscles relax, focus on breathing, and ease joint and muscle tensions—all in a single session.
Fitness Tip #8: Take active walks
Make time for active, athletic walks. Hit the trails with a dog, a friend, or a personal trainer, and include a few hill climbs in your walking path. Or, change into sneakers during your lunch break and explore the city at a faster pace.
When you put on your tennis shoes, you may be surprised by just how much intentional walking you can fit into your schedule.
Fitness Tip #9: Get mindful sleep
Easier said than done, right? Many women in their 40s experience difficulty sleeping. Whether it’s that initial attempt to fall asleep or the constant disturbances that interrupt your slumber, it can seem tough (or nearly impossible) to clock in a full 8 hours.
Sleep deprivation is linked to weight gain and lower energy levels—not what you want getting in the way of your fitness routine.
Combat restlessness by setting mindful bedtime practices – putting your phone away, sipping herbal tea, and tapping open a meditation app to help you zone out.
BoomZip Pro Tip: Getting the proper amount of sleep may be one of the most important fitness tips!
Fitness Tip #10: Rise early
Workout first thing in the morning. This will help you establish an active lifestyle. What’s more, it’s a lot easier to complete a workout in the A.M. than after a long day at the office.
Women who start their day with aerobic activity tend to sleep better, too. Not an early bird? Find a workout friend or fitness trainer who will help you stick to an early awake plan.
Fitness Tip #11: Sign up for a race
If you’re anything like me, you need a deadline to meet a goal. Just telling yourself to get in shape isn’t going to cut it.
Sign up for a race—maybe a 5K or a 10K, depending on your fitness level. Mark the race day on your calendar, and work backward to devise a fitness plan that will get your running routine up to pace for the big day.
Fitness Tip #12: Eat Less
Here’s the truth: Most of us eat too much, too often. A soft drink here. Nibbling on fries there. A candy bar over here. And more glasses of wine than we’ll admit to.
Basically, eating less, and exercising more, will make you more fit and happier with your body.
Some Studies Show That Eating Less Often Can Improve Your Mood, Your Sleep, And Your Sex Drive. It May Also Help You Live Longer!
BoomZip Pro Tip: Get a nutritionist to help you put together an eating plan that is best for you.
About these Fitness Tips…
Totally manageable, right? Once you’ve made these twelve fitness tips part of your routine, you can raise your fitness level and reach your goals.
You will feel better, look better, and sleep better, knowing that you’re giving your body a challenging and diverse workout routine that keeps you healthy all year long.
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