How can a woman over 50 lose weight?
Losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight becomes a little more challenging as you age but it’s not impossible! With a few adjustments to your workout plan, you can support your body’s journey towards health.
With each passing year, you begin to lose muscle mass which slows down your metabolism and leads to weight gain. Incorporating strength training exercises into your regular workout routine helps improve muscle strength and boosts your metabolism so you can burn more calories throughout the day.
Today, my workouts include WAY less cardio than they did when I was in my 20’s and 30’s. They’re not nearly as intense as they once were but I find the changes I made for my menopause workout plan work great for me.
My go to menopause workout plan
During a typical week I have a few workouts on the rotation. 2-3 days I incorporate Pure Barre which is one of my favorite workouts! With the option to include resistance training, Pure Barre is great form of exercise for menopause.
1-2 days a week I’ll add in my Peloton strength training workout or do a few circuits with my dumbbells.
Then most days I work to hit my goal of 10,000 steps because staying active and moving is SO important, especially as we age!
When I work out, I use my oura ring as a way to accurately track and optimize my health. It helps me know how much I can take on based on my sleep, activity and body stress signals. Check out the oura ring for yourself.
Here are 3 questions to ask yourself as you’re thinking about starting your own workout routine.
Choose what YOU enjoy!
In my Balance Wellness Method I talk a lot about finding what works for you because if you don’t enjoy doing it chances are you won’t stick with it!
I don’t love strength training with weights so I don’t do it all the time. I incorporate it once or twice a week because I know it’s important for me but otherwise you’ll find me doing my Pure Barre workouts.
If there’s a new type of class you’ve been wanting to try, sign up online and give it a go! What are some of your favorite ways to move and build strength?
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