We exercise for several reasons. Most of us want to get healthier, lose or maintain weight, and become stronger and more toned. Another reason we work out is for mobility, so we can go through our daily lives with optimal range of motion.
You know why you engage in a workout program—you want to get healthier and stronger and (possibly) lose weight. But despite your best intentions and end goals, sometimes it’s downright difficult to get yourself to the gym to do your workout routine.
We tend to associate back pain with aging, but women of all ages and body types can experience back pain. Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn’t rest an injured back; instead, you should keep moving.
Once you’ve ruled out illness or injury as a cause, you can treat leg tightness and fatigue with at-home remedies. One of the best things you can do to relieve leg pain or tightness is simply stretch.
There are certain body parts you think about a lot, like your hands, feet, and knees. Other parts fly under the radar but are equally important; for example, your hip flexors.
They don’t call it “the change of life” for nothing. In the years leading up to menopause, lots of things shift. Women experience lower energy levels, weight gain, mood swings, depression, stress, anxiety, and yes, lower libido.
To get through a tough workout, it helps to have a partner who pushes you to work harder and offers support at the same time. Although they aren’t much for conversation, resistance bands do much of the same thing. When it comes to maximizing your full body workout, resistance bands—elastic bands used for strength training—are one of the best tools you can use.
Between our children, our parents, and our jobs, we have a lot to juggle as women. Which also means we have a lot to worry about. It’s no wonder anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concerns in recent years. In fact, nearly one in five adults suffer from anxiety.
You never appreciate how much you use your knees until one—or both—of them ails you. Women are two to eight times more likely than men to suffer from knee injuries, so it’s particularly important for us to take care of these joints.
It’s an excuse uttered far too often: “I’m getting too old to work out.” As we get older, we could experience lower energy, tire more easily, and have less strength and stamina than we did a few decades before. These side effects of aging are all good reasons to start—or continue—working out!