According to Dr. Stacey Sims, if you’re over 40 years old, it’s time to let go of moderate intensity exercise Peleton, Orange Theory, F45, etc.
Moderate intensity might feel good but if you’re looking for changing your body composition and supporting your hormonal health, it’s time to change things up.
In order to keep you burning fat, your hormones happy (as can be ) and to help you age dynamically, focus on doing these 3 forms of exercise:
HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training 1-2 times per week
Short - think 10-20 second all out, 2 minutes rest - 5 to 6 rounds.
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Long - 2 minutes of high intensity, and then a recovery time to bring your heart rate down again, repeat for around 20 minutes.
Resistance Training aka lifting heavy things
As we age, we begin to lose muscle mass. Lifting heavy (I mean HEAVY) weights helps to build muscle mass, strength and supports bone density.
Jump Exercises Plyometrics
3-4 times per week
This helps with bone density but more importantly keeps you agile and mobile.
I think we all know someone who has slipped off a curb and injured them self. Prevention is where it’s at!