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Strength Training for Women Over 40: Why It’s Essential and How to Get Started

As women enter their 40s, the focus on health and wellness often takes a front seat. One of the most impactful ways to enhance health and vitality during this stage of life is through strength training exercises. If you’ve been wondering about the benefits and best practices for incorporating strength training into your routine, read on.


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Importance of Strength Training for Women Over 40

Strength training becomes increasingly important as we age. After 40, women tend to lose muscle mass at a faster rate, leading to decreased strength and increased risk of osteoporosis. Engaging in regular strength training helps counteract these changes, ensuring better mobility and overall physical health.

Benefits Beyond Physical Strength

Bone Health: Strength training stimulates bone growth, which is crucial for maintaining bone density and preventing osteoporosis

Metabolism Boost: Muscle mass burns more calories than fat, even at rest. Increasing muscle mass can help manage weight more effectively.

Mood and Mental Health: Exercise, including strength training, releases endorphins that improve mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Functional Fitness: Enhanced strength improves daily functioning, making it easier to perform everyday tasks with ease and reducing the risk of injury.

How to Get Started

Start Slow: Begin with light weights or resistance bands and gradually increase the intensity.

Focus on Form: Proper form is crucial to avoid injuries. Consider working with a trainer or using instructional videos to ensure correct technique.

Mix it Up: Include a variety of exercises targeting different muscle groups to ensure balanced strength development.

Consistency is Key: Aim for at least two strength training sessions per week for optimal results.

Overcoming Common Barriers

Time Constraints: Short on time? Even 15-20 minute sessions can be effective.

Intimidation: New to strength training? Start with bodyweight exercises and gradually introduce weights.

Lack of Equipment: No gym? No problem! Resistance bands and bodyweight exercises can be done at home.


Why Boost Your Bones Pilates is Perfect for You

Our Boost Your Bones Pilates program is specifically designed for women over 40. It combines the benefits of Pilates with targeted strength training to enhance bone health, build lean muscle, and improve overall wellness. This program is accessible, with onlinre workouts that can be done at home, requiring minimal equipment.

Program Highlights:

Tailored workouts focusing on core strength and full-body conditioning.

Nutritionist approved high protein recipe pack to aid in muscle develop

Emphasis on bone health and injury prevention

Flexible schedule with easy-to-follow videos

Bonus Core Essential Pilates class

Designed for all levels with modifications offered

Join the Boost Your Bones Pilates Program Today

Ready to take control of your health and strengthen your body? Join our Boost Your Bones Pilates program for just $29.99. With this program, you’ll gain access to comprehensive workout plans, expert guidance, a nutritional guide and a community of like-minded women on the same journey.

Click here to sign up and start your journey to a stronger, healthier you!