Work In Strength Training
Women in their 40s have 10 pounds less muscle mass than they had in their 20s. And by their 50s, they’re down 15 pounds in muscle mass. Spend 20 minutes twice a week doing some form of strength-training. If hitting the gym isn’t your thing, then carry your groceries in from the car, stack wood for your fireplace, or rake leaves. Or combine it with cardio: sports like swimming, rock climbing, and canoeing have more muscle-building benefits than others. When you add muscle, it helps burn more calories and enables you to perform every activity better.