Your metabolism slows down as you are getting older so it becomes more difficult to keep fit. You need to pay special attention to you diet and do exercises regularly. There are specific pieces of advice which are designed especially for women in their 40s. We hope you will benefit from doing them.

As you hit your 40s you need to pay special attention to your breathing. Yoga will help you with this, while static exercises and weight lifting will help you make your body stronger. Cardio exercising is not recommended, however, you can still do some cardio to warm up.

Other than that, since you body works a little bit slower than it used to be before, you need to alter and adjust your traditional workout sessions. We have prepared a list of tips from professional trainers for you.

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#1 Hold some weighty dumbbells when doing exercises.

You need to build up muscles in order to stay fit and increase your metabolism. It does not mean you need to turn into a weight lifter, but you can work with up to 10 pounds of free weight in each hand

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#2 Do the plank instead of crunches.

Static exercises are more effective than dynamic ones. We also suggest that you stick to a Wall Chair to make your legs stronger. You can start from 1 minutes and then increase the time spent gradually.

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#3 Do some yoga.

You can substitute one gym training a week with a strength yoga class. Yoga will improve your blood circulation and reduce threat of cellulite, which is likely to appear after 40’s.

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We also suggest you to keep track of consumed calories, in order to control your weight more effectively. It goes without saying that you need to follow your workout program and keep track of what have you done.

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You might also want to hire a personal trainer, who will be controlling the way you do exercises and correct you. Professional advice is alway a good idea, no matter how old are you. So, let’s do it! See you next time after gym!

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