Fabulous At Forty

Be a yummy mummy on the school run with weight training during your forties and beyond.

Fabulous At Forty

Weight training is shown to help maintain and build up bone mass which is especially important as from your 30s onwards we begin to see a gradual loss of bone mass. Resistance machines found at the gym are highly recommended to contend with this degeneration because they offer support as well as resistance. However, using a basic, straight backed chair and dumbbells is a great alternative at home.

BeneFIT

Not only will you improve your respiratory system, enabling you to improve on daily aerobic activity (shopping, playing with the kids / grandkids) but exercises that produce muscle will encourage the flow of essential oxygen and nutrients to the skin. This creates the ideal environment for skin, making sure it has everything it needs to help produce collagen and improve barrier strength - so that it looks and feels its healthy best.

Equipment required

Dumbbells
Leg weights
Chair

Exercise 1: Seated bicep curl Read more

Main Muscles Worked:
Biceps
Sets and repetitions:
3 x 10 - 12
• Sit with back straight against the chair and feet flat on the floor, shoulder width apart.
• Keeping your elbows in tight, curl the dumbbells inwards slowly and then reverse to start position.
Exercise 1: Seated bicep curl

Exercise 2: Seated leg raise Read more

Main Muscles Worked:
Quadriceps
Sets and repetitions:
3 x 10 - 12 for each leg
• Sit with back straight against the chair and feet flat on the floor, shoulder width apart.
• Keeping your thigh on the chair, raise your lower leg until your entire leg is as straight and parallel to the floor as possible, and then gently lower to start position.
Exercise 2: Seated leg raise
Anna Reich
Simple says… natural beauty comes from goodness