3 Dangerous Exercise For Women Over 40

There is a very big difference between a 20-year-old and a 40-year-old, this is enough reason to know that the workout performed by a 20-year-old would probably be dangerous for a 40-year-old or an even older person. For women older than 40 there are some exercises that will probably cause more harm than good, and here they are.



People have this general belief that cardio is the answer to weight loss and fat loss this, however, is wrong. Recent studies have shown that cardio overtaxes the body and increases the production of the stress hormone called cortisol which can cause you to get belly fat. Cardio also speeds aging and aids the release of free radicals that damage cells in the body and leads to serious diseases.

Abs Exercises


It is often assumed that sit-ups and crunches will effectively reduce your belly fat, this isn’t true. The main purpose of the abs muscles which most people do not know is that it prevents excessive twisting and bending. If you want to reduce your belly fat, you need to know the real cause of the problem which is mostly due to hormonal changes as you get older.

Leg extensions

Leg Extension

This is a classic example of an open chain exercise. This types of exercises allow the foot to move freely. This usually results in a shearing force, because the quads are now contracting on their own, it has a very serious impact on the knee.


It is good to want to be healthy and exercise because it helps the body stay in shape and be healthy but as we get older we should be mindful of the kind of exercises we do and not go too far because instead of helping yourself you might just be causing more harm towards yourself.

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