Along with a regular cardio routine, whether it’s walking, jogging, or biking, you should aim for strength training at least twice a week.
Make sure you take your time to stretch before and after your work out. As always, check with your healthcare provider before starting any new exercise routine. For each of the exercises below, set your own pace by determining how many reps you will do. You can start with as few as 8 repetitions or “reps,” and as much as 10 reps. Start with a fewer amount of reps and work your way up.
Pace your self, and count the number you are on to ensure proper breathing between exercise. We’ll go through several resistance exercises with weights, and several without weights. Get your tennis shoes on and roll out that workout mat!
Lie down with your back flat on a mat and your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Take a dumbbell in each hand at chest level. Raise the dumbbells above your chest until your elbows are straight. Be sure not to lock your elbows. Hold for a second and then slowly lower the weights back to starting position.