The beginning of our 40s is a very important time in our lives. Ken Fox, a professor of exercise and health science at Bristol University, says that people start to lose muscle mass and gain fat around the time they are in their mid-40s. This can cause obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, stroke, and some types of cancer.
Here are eight exercises you can incorporate into your weekly routine if you’re in your forties to keep yourself fit, happy, and looking as good as you feel.
1. Don’t let your metabolism slow down, do BURPEES
High-intensity cardio boosts our metabolism, which is more than enough to keep us motivated after a certain age. So, we should do this exercise once or twice a week to keep our metabolism from slowing down. Start with one set of three reps, and each time add one more rep.
Burpees are a type of HIIT cardio fitness workout that requires intense movement with little rest. It can help you burn fat, especially around your stomach and abdomen. There are also other benefits, like a stronger heart and lungs, better brain function, and a lower chance of getting heart disease.
You don’t need any equipment to do this exercise. Just use your own body and make sure your workout area is big enough. If you want, you can always add weights. To make this exercise easier, skip the part where you do pushups and jump. If you want to make it harder, make sure there is a bench close by. To do a pushup, just stand in front of it and put your hands on it. Then, instead of jumping in the air, jump on top of the bench. Do these steps again.