Once you turn 50, your metabolism is likely to be much slower than it was when you were 40, so you may find it harder to lose the belly fat that tends to build up over the years. To help you a little in this mission of staying healthy and fit at this age, we have taken it upon ourselves to explore exercises that you can do at home that are not so complicated to strengthen your belly .
For this particular exercise, all you need is a yoga mat or yoga rug since you will be resting on it. Lie on your back, bend your knees and make sure your feet are hip-width apart.
Then start lifting your hips off the floor. Make sure that your back, glutes and thighs form a straight line. Try to maintain this position for 5 seconds. Remember that your knees should not touch each other at any time while performing this exercise.
What’s special about this exercise is that it helps you develop more balance and strengthen your pelvic floor.
Get on your knees and place your hands on a yoga mat. Make sure your hands are under your shoulders and your knees are under your hips, otherwise you won’t be able to perform this technique correctly.
Then lift your right arm off the floor, bring it to ear level and maintain this position. Begin to lift your left knee and straighten your leg. Hold the position for a few seconds and then return to your starting position.
Now combine your left arm with your right leg, hold the position for a few more seconds and then return under control.
Standing side bends
This exercise is very easy to perform and if you do a few repetitions it will help you a lot. In addition, having to bend your knee or kneel is not as strenuous as running. So if you have problems of this kind, don’t worry about it.
Standing fully upright, grab a small dumbbell and stretch your arms upward while holding them. Then, while in this position, gradually begin to tilt your body to the right side. Repeat this exercise several times and then repeat it again, but now on the opposite side, in this case the left. Likewise, you can do this exercise if you don’t have dumbbells or weights.