Best exercises for women over 50

Can’t find time to get your hour of exercise in anymore? Who has that kind of time? Even fitness professionals don’t have that kind of time anymore!

The good news is these are the best exercises for women over 50 — and you can find time to do them… and shorter workouts can actually help balance your hormones more than longer workouts — another huge plus.

Whether you need to get in some quick interval training or you do a strength training set like this one that features major muscle groups in a short circuit, you’ll be doing a lot more good than reclining on the couch.

Choose a weight that causes you to fatigue at the end of your set. Whether that’s a weight you can lift 10 times, 15, or up to 25 times — as long as you reach fatigue — you’ll be getting the following benefits:

  • More lean muscle
  • Less Body fat
  • More bone density
  • Improved posture

Choose your exercises carefully and as few as three exercises can work many major muscle groups in a very short time. Take the following for example:

  • Squat: Gluteals, Hamstrings, Quadriceps
  • Bent-Over Row: Trapezius, Latissimus Dorsi, Biceps
  • Chest Press: Pectoral muscles, Triceps

So see — you do have time to exercise during your holidays this year! These are the best exercises for you. You’ll be back to decking the halls in no time.

Debra Atkinson

By Debra Atkinson

Debra Atkinson Is the founder of the Flipping 50 movement and host of the Flipping 50 podcast and TV show available on your iphone, ipad, and Apple TV. She is the author of four books including You Still Got It, Girl! The After 50 Fitness Formula For Women and Navigating Fitness After 50: Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust.

Debra is a contributing blogger on the Huffington Post, ShareCare, Prime Woman, and Livingbetter50. She provides solutions for women approaching 50 or who have already turned the corner on what to eat, how to move, and the mindset for lifestyle change with hormone balance that will make the next years as the best years. Find her resources here.