IMPORTANCE OF STRENGTH TRAINING FOR AGING WOMEN
There are numerous health benefits to working out. While we all know aging is inevitable, aging well is not. As a woman gets older, it becomes vital that she incorporates strength training exercises into her workout routine for multiple reasons. When women go through menopause their “estrogen” production levels drop! Your female hormone is responsible for helping maintain your bone density and strength. Essentially having a structured exercise program stimulates healthy muscle growth and an increase in bone density, while helping to reduce your risk of osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, obesity, back pain, and depression.
Not only does working out have you feeling great and looking younger by speeding up your metabolism and increasing your skin elasticity and glow, it actually slows down the aging process! A general workout program for older women would consist of balancing cardio, core work, and circuit training at least 2x a week using lighter weights.
5 Strength Training Exercises
Incorporate these exercises into your workout routine to maximize aging well factors:
1. Bicep Curl to Shoulder Press
2. Dumbbell Deadlifts
3. Bent Over Dumbbell Row
4. Forearm Plank Hold
5. Full Body Roll Up
The good news is that it’s never too late to get started in leading a healthy lifestyle with strong muscles and bones, while conquering life’s daily activities with poise and grace.