May 28, 2014

Exercises for 50-plus women to Stay Healthy

To exercise or not to exercise? This would be the question that plagues our minds as we get older. However, Exercises for women is must even at their 50’s to feel rejuvenated and to promote good health.

These days, women are experiencing early menopause as a result of the stresses of modern living; flat nutrition from highly processed food and lack of physical activity. Further, 50 plus women’s are also more prone to osteoporsis due to nonconsumption of nutrition rich food. To provide adequate skeletal support to the body, do at least half an hour of physical activity every day by joining in a versatile exercise program. Meanwhile, include a healthy diet for maintenance of hormonal balance in the body. This exercise can be done even if you are at home and all by yourself. Here are some fabulous exercises for 50 plus women.

Straight Arm Plank

Lie on your stomach

By supporting yourself on your hands and toes, lift your body of the floor.

Lift your hip until your body becomes straight like a board. Focus on keeping it as straight as possible, without letting your hips sag. Align all-fours arms under the shoulders and knees under the hip. Look straight down.

Meanwhile step-up and straight your right arm and left leg, until they are apace with the ground. Repeat with left arm and right leg.

Keep your inner core activated.

Hold the position for 30 counts. Do two sets.

Opposite Arm and Leg raise

Align all-fours arms under the shoulders and knees under the hip. Look straight down.

Meanwhile step-up and straight your right arm and left leg, until they are apace with the ground. Repeat with left arm and right leg.

Don’t use momentum to complete your exercise.

Even if you can’t reach parallel in the first few days, get as close as you can.

Initiate the movement from the center of your body.

Squat with Overhead Press Using Resistance Band

Stand with your feet hips-width apart.

Keep the middle of the resistance band under your feet and grab its handles.

Keeping up a upright posture, slowly lower body by bending knees until your thighs form an angle of 90 degrees.

As you squat, push the resistance band overhead.

Slowly return to the starting position.

Do this in 12 repetitions of 2 sets each.

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