8 Best Moves To Target Arm Fat For Women Over 40

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As women get older, some of the muscles in the body can turn to noodles. And in women hormone changes in perimenopause and menopause can encourage the body to pack on extra pounds. That's why healthy living and strength training is so important for women over 40. You can help to minimize and even banish some of the downsides of aging with a regular schedule of weight lifting and toning routines. If you do three sets of these easy eight arm moves every other day, you will get the best results and be on your way to living healthy. You may even lose up to 25 pounds in 2 months and look healthier than ever with the Younger in 8 Weeks plan on the site. The following are just some of the simple exercise ideas you can try with full instructions on the site.

1. Positive life tips for looking your best can include these easy wall push-ups. If you haven't already been keeping up with regular push-ups, these are a great way to get back into them. Just place your hands on a wall at about breast height just a bit wider than shoulder-width apart. Then with arms straight out, you want to be leaning slightly toward the wall, with the feet slightly behind your shoulders.

2. Stiff-arm reach-backs. It's good to engage your upper back muscles to help stabilize, support and strengthen the spine in top shape, which is what this exercise does. You will need two five to ten-pound dumbbells

3. Low Plank. This is an exercise that targets the shoulders while also tightening the abs. To start you want to lie facedown on a cushioned surface. Then make fists and rest on your elbows which should sit directly under your shoulders and your toes. Then clench your butt and engage your abs, pushing down with your forearms to help prevent your chest from sagging.

4. Another plank exercise is the alternating side planks exercise. This move builds upon the Low Plank move by adding external rotations for the shoulders, which is a further challenge that will strengthen shoulder muscles and the obliques, which are the big muscles along the side of your trunk.

5. Prone to low cobra. Like the yoga move, this exercise helps to strengthen the shoulders and may even help with lower back pain. Start by lying facedown on a mat and placing your hands under and slightly wider than your shoulders. Push your flat palms into the ground and lift your chest off the floor while trying to elongate your neck and keeping your gaze forward. Think of pushing your chest up and out towards the wall that is in front of you.

Some of the benefits of doing planks include getting a toned belly. Planking works because it helps to build your deep inner core muscles that lay the ground work for achieving that six-pack look. As your abdominal muscles become stronger and stronger, your mid-section will begin to tighten. Planking exercises can help to reduce back pain. Plank exercises work for back pain because they help to strengthen your core. Planks also strengthen your back muscles, especially those in your upper back. Plank exercises help with flexibility. Planks help to build strength while also increasing flexibility in your posterior muscle groups. The muscles around your shoulders, collarbone, and shoulder blades will also expand and stretch which are areas that often receive little attention. These healthy living tips can be found on the Prevention site. On the site, you can find all sorts of positive health tips from weight loss, healthy living, fit in 10 and so much more. **

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