4 Exercises To Keep You Fit and Flexible
Yoga with weights is a great way to increase strength, boost metabolism, and improve bone density. It’s perfect for active women over 40 who want to stay fit and healthy. Here are four yoga poses with added weights that will strengthen your muscles and provide a full-body workout while improving your flexibility, range of motion, and balance.
- Shoulder Strengthening Crescent Lunge: This pose targets your shoulders, arms, and legs. Hold a weight in each hand and lunge forward with your right foot. As you lunge, lift your arms to shoulder height and then lower them as you step back. Repeat on the other side.
- Triceps Toning Tree Pose: This pose targets your triceps, shoulders, and core. Hold a weight in each hand and stand with your feet hip-width apart. Lift your left leg and place your foot on your right thigh. Extend your arms overhead and then bend your elbows to lower the weights behind your head. Repeat 10x – 15x.
- Boat Pose With Chest Fly: This pose targets your chest, arms, and core. Hold a weight in each hand and sit on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat. Lean back slightly. For extra challenge, lift your feet off the floor. Extend your arms straight in front of you and then open them out to the sides. Bring them back together and repeat.
- Warrior II With Lateral Raises: This pose targets your shoulders, arms, and legs. Hold a weight in each hand and lunge forward with your right foot. Turn your left foot out to the side and extend your arms to shoulder height. Lift your arms up and down while holding the lunge. Repeat on the other side.
Try these poses with weights to get a full-body workout that will help you stay fit and healthy.
This is not medical advice. If you have undiagnosed pain or are new to exercise, always consult a healthcare professional before starting this or any new program.
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