Don't let age deter you! Staying in shape after 40 is completely attainable. Here are 5 simple exercises that will help you stay toned and fit well into your 40s and beyond.
1. Arms and Legs
To strengthen your core and balance, lie on your stomach on a mat. Keep your back straight and raise your body by putting weight on your right arm and bending your left leg. Hold this position for a few seconds, then switch sides.
2. Elbows Back
Improve your upper body strength by lying face down on the floor. Lift your chin and chest slightly while keeping your back straight. Place your hands behind your neck and pull your arms back as far as possible.
Create your homemade weights by filling two bottles with water or sand. Stand up straight with a bottle in each hand. Flex your arms, bringing the bottles towards your chest. Then move them to the sides and lower them.
4. Single Leg Squats
Add variation to your squats by placing one foot forward and the other back. Bend your knee and lower your body, then switch feet and repeat. Continue alternating feet to complete a series.
Strengthen your core muscles by performing a plank. Lean on your forearms and toes, keeping your back straight and core engaged. Hold this posture for 10 seconds, then lower. Repeat for multiple sets.