These Are The Exercises Recommended For People Over 40

Aging is a part of life that we cannot avoid. After the age of 40 (sometimes as soon as 30 years old) we start to lose muscle mass. It’s also harder to lose weight after 40 as your metabolism slows down. And, we’ll probably start to experience some aches and pains out of nowhere.

The good news is that there is a tiny trick to growing older that may help reduce some of these unwanted side-effects: exercising. By keeping yourself moving and active you’ll have a better chance of warding off aches, pains, and a chance of suffering an injury.

Squats Will Strengthen Your Legs And Backside

Squats Will Strengthen Your Legs And Backside
Hemant Mishra/Mint via Getty Images
Hemant Mishra/Mint via Getty Images

Squats are a great way to tone your legs and bum, keep your muscles strong, and increase your flexibility. The best part is that you don’t even need to have a gym membership to do them!

Start by putting your feet shoulder-width apart, to help keep yourself balanced. This next part can be done a few ways, either hold your arms out parallel to the ground, clasp your hands together in front of you, or, hold a kettlebell between your legs. Then, squat! Make sure your knees don’t go over your toes, though. Hold the position for about 10 seconds, come up, and repeat!