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5 Exercise Tips for Women Over 50

As they get older, exercise for women over 50 can become more challenging. These women may have many different health complications that begin to appear that are often a result of an inactive lifestyle, chronic pain or from not knowing what to do after a workout. Women over 50 need to take care of their bodies by exercising properly, as it can help to slow cell aging. It also happens to be one of the best ways to manage chronic pain issues while helping you stay younger, longer.1 Exercise not only benefits you physically, but it is proven to make you feel better mentally as it can increase energy levels, help manage hot flashes and joint pains2, help with brain health and memory, help with relaxation and sleep quality as well as lowering the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis3. 

Ideally, exercise is used to make you feel better, but often, one can experience aches, muscle soreness or pain making it difficult and demotivating to make it back to the gym the next day. In order to get the most of your exercise routine here are a few tips to stay active longer and feel your body stay younger even as you age.

1. Make Exercise Part of Your Daily Routine

Exercise for women over 50 may be hard to balance with busy lives between family, work and friends. Often, you don’t always have the time to make it to an actual gym, or have the means to do so. Try incorporating exercise as part of your daily routine by walking places you would normally drive or take transportation to, take the stairs as often as you can or maybe invest in a furry friend to walk around the block. 

Before you know it you will have done enough activity that increases oxygen levels and get the blood pumping for the day. Exercising for 15-30 minutes a day, three-four days per week is all you need to help with the aging body.

exercise for women over 50

2. Schedule Your Workout Into Your Day 

If you are one of those people with time and accessibility, scheduling a workout class or time for the gym can help women over 50 stay on track. Add your workout into a calendar, or make a plan to go with friends holding each other accountable. Even doing a simple workout at home can help with the aging body and burn fat quickly.

3. Include Strength Training 2-3 Times Per Week

Strength training is an essential exercise for women over 50 as it is known to help improve your overall strength, posture and bone strength. As you get older, it’s important to be able to carry your own groceries and lift yourself up in order to manage everyday tasks4. Strength training is known to make you less prone to injury and illnesses as well as decreasing body fat and lowering the risk of chronic diseases4.

exercise for women over 50

4. Always Stretch After a Workout 

Stretching is one of the best things to do following a workout, but often the most forgotten. Stretching can be considered as flexibility exercises for women over 50. As women move into their 50’s your muscles and joints are tighter and your range of motion isn’t as free. Stretching helps keep you flexible, maintaining a full range of motion and avoiding injury5. There are many different stretches you can do to before and after a workout to help keep you pain-free such as yoga poses, foam rolling or getting a massage.

5. Use a TENS Machine

As you get older, your body changes. For women over 50, exercise can leave you feeling sore, achy and in pain. In order to maintain an active lifestyle free of pain Dr. HO’s Pain Therapy System mimics a deep massage to help relieve pain, ease muscle tension and improve circulation from the comfort of your own home. The TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) is an electrical current that confuses pain receptors in your brain so you don’t feel muscle pain. Using The Pain Therapy System following a workout can help you refuel and feel reenergized to take on your next workout with more ease.

exercise for women over 50

Your 50-year-old body isn’t the same as your 30-year-old one. So take care of yourself and your body to help strengthen and restore your muscles to feel younger and more energetic overall. Exercise is more important than ever for women over 50, but so is taking care of your body following a workout. 

How much time should you work out in a day

Learn More about The Pain Therapy System and How to Take Care of Your Body: 

  1. The Pain Therapy System Product Guide
  2. TENS Machine: This is Everything You Need to Know
  3. DR-HO’s TENS Buyer’s Guide: An Introduction to TENS Therapy
  4. How to Use TENS For Muscle Recovery
  5. What Does a TENS Unit Do For Muscles?
  6. What is a TENS Machine?
  7. How do TENS Machines Work?
  8. What Conditions are TENS Machines Used For?
  9. How to Use a TENS Machine - And How to Know You’re Using it Properly
  10. Essential Strength Training Moves for Women Over 50
  11. 6 Things to Do After a Workout
  12. What Are The Best Exercises for Arthritis?

 

Sources:

  1. Health, 15 Ways Exercise Makes You Look and Feel Younger
  2. Web MD, Get-Fit Advice for Women Over 50
  3. HealthLine, The Top 10 Benefits of Regular Exercise
  4.  Very Well Fit, Must-Do Strength Training Moves for Women Over 50
  5. Web MD, Working Out When You're Over 50
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