The Secret to aging beautifully in your 40’s – STRENGTH TRAINING!
That’s what I’m talking about! Dr. Oz is too! “STRENGTH TRAINING IS KEY IN YOUR 40’s”. I say it’s key in your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s. I have an aunt who has gorgeous, ripped arms and who lifts weights in her late 60’s! !!
Strength training in your 40’s! I have been doing it since my late teens but truly focussed on weight training to build stronger, leaner muscles in my late 30’s with a major emphasis on defining and building stronger muscles just shy of my 40th birthday in 2013 as I trained for my 1st fitness figure competiton.
Check out ‘ Dr. Oz’s secrets to aging beautifully for every decade’, compliments of Chatelaine and BT Blog posted Tuesday, May 27th, 2014. http://www.bttoronto.ca/2014/05/27/dr-ozs-secrets-to-aging-beautifully-for-every-decade/
Check out the lovely, youthful arms of other celebrity ladies who lift weights: Jennifer Aniston (my favoriite arms), Felicity Huffman, Michelle Obama…. They are fit, fabulous and over 40.
During my off season (not training for a competition) I try to life weights for 1/2 hr, four days a week so that my arms stay lean, nicely cut and strong. Leg exercises are typically leg lifts, lunges and squates or leg raises on the floor while watching tv. Most of these exercises are done while watching tv in the comfort of my own home. For my ab work, same thing. I try to do about 100 crunches every night. It gets a lot easier with practice and doesn’t take long.
Keep note guys – you don’t have to do all of these exercises back to back. I incorporate what I can during any chance I get.
NOW is the time to make good fitness habits a part of everyday life. I for one always prefer standing instead of sitting (unless I am at home and its time to rest on my couch), taking stairs instead of elevators and ‘m constantly aware of HOW I sit and stand and walk down the street. I’m forever pulling in my tummy and sitting or standing upright. These invisible workouts are really important for a woman at any age.