Healthy and Fit Over 40

Fitness

Cheap Equipment for Your Home Gym

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If you don’t have time to hit the gym or prefer to just work out at home, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on exercise equipment to build your own home gym in whatever space is available in your house. The following five pieces of equipment are not only comparably low in price but also not heavy (with the exception of the...

Boost Your Metabolism After 40; Try HIIT!

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Are you a woman over 40 who’s finding it hard to lose weight or looking for a workout to boost your metabolism? Do you find yourself crunched for time to fit in your workout goals? Then give high intensity interval training a try! High intensity interval training (or HIIT) workouts are intense and short, typically lasting about 20 minutes. They...

Get Fit with Zumba

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If you’ve ever thought that sticking to an exercise routine would be easier if it was also fun, then Zumba® may be exactly what the doctor ordered. Zumba is a dance-fitness craze founded in 2001 that uses upbeat Latin and other international music (such as salsa, merengue, mambo, flamenco, chachacha, reggaeton, hip hop and African rhythms) to...

Fight Weight Gain Over 40

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Now that you’re over 40 have you noticed that your weight is slowly creeping up even though you haven’t changed your eating habits and are working out? Blame it on a slower metabolism which burns fewer calories each day as you age. Your metabolic rate (the rate at which your body burns calories) slows down 5 percent for every 10 years after...