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Ideal exercises for the 40

BY LAURA POSADA

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must make certain changes in our training, because ... we begin to gain weight with just breathing , and it is not so easy to lose it. And suddenly, we also face something that until now was not even on our radar: chronic conditions, such as diabetes, osteoporosis and high blood pressure.

hen we are in our twenties and thirties, we rarely think that we are going to get old. We feel so full of energy and vitality that we think it will be that way forever. In fact, we do not need to do much to maintain so much vigor, we can abuse junk foods, have a few drinks more, stay up late, Let’s be clear: exercise does not stop aging, and nothing happens. but a study conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute of the United It is at forty when we have that bell of alert: States, with more than 650,000 participants, we begin to fall badly some things we eat, we associated regular physical activity with need to sleep a little more and better, and we an increase in life expectancy of 3.4 to 4 , 5 years in those who followed the guidelines of the World Health Organization. This organization recommends doing 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. It’s not just about living longer, but about living better, and that’s why today I share what I consider to be the best exercises for your forties. To reverse the loss

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of muscle and bone density: the lifting of weights, which exercises your arms and legs, improves your posture, helps you to develop muscles. It is important that you do it with the advice of a professional, especially if you have not done it before, to avoid injuries. To recover the reduced elasticity: nothing better than yoga, pilates and tai chi, which also serve to improve balance, posture, relax and lose weight. To keep your heart healthy: Cycling, whether on a stationary bike or outdoors, will help improve your heart’s overall performance and endurance. To strengthen the muscles: with swimming you work practically all the muscles of the body at the same time, and also you increase your lung capacity. Thinking about all this and based on my experience of many years of training and emphasizing good nutrition and the importance of motivation, I created the transforming 21-day program: “The 40 are the new 20.” There I gathered all my exercise routines focused particularly on what we need to improve to make our forty the most fulfilling stage of our lives. You can get it on my website www.lauraposada.com.

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