It is known that with age women are prone to change. Women over 40 have a completely different body from the one they had at 20. You shouldn’t be sad and ignore these changes, because you can get your body in shape!

If you are over 40, you should perform fitness routines such as strength-training and lifting weights. These trainings will help you maintain bone density, increase muscle mass and reduce the effects of aging. What’s more, by performing trainings, you will be able to maintain a healthy weight.

Today, we would like to show you 5 effective exercises for women over 40. Our exercises will help you increase muscle size and tone, improve muscle strength, and also improve bone density. This is particularly important for older women, who are at an increased risk for osteoporosis and brittle bones!

Our workout includes 5 exercises such as Burpees, Squats, Planks, Lunge, and Straight Leg Raises. You can perform these exercises at home, but if you want, you can go to the gym to train with the fitness coach. Try to do this workout at least 2-3 times a week.

What’s more, we recommend you to stick to a healthy diet. You have to add foods such as vegetables and fruits, lean protein (eggs, chicken, fish), complex carbs (whole grains, beans, fresh fruit, starchy veggies), and healthy fats (avocados, nuts, seeds) to your daily diet. Do not forget to drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated!

In addition, we recommend you download some healthy apps on your phone, they will help you keep track of your diet and workouts.

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#1. Burpees

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#2. Squats

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#3. Planks

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#4. Lunge

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#5. Straight Leg Raises

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