Adapted from Women’s Health Take It Off! Keep It Off!
Strength training has numerous benefits, such as reversing the muscle loss that happens as you age, boosting your metabolism, and decreasing belly fat. These exercises call for continuous-loop resistance bands. A resistance band should be heavy enough to challenge your body, but not so heavy that it causes sharp pain or excessive soreness for more than 3 days. You will find that bands come in multiple levels of resistance; the wider and heavier the band, the more resistance. (We like these bands from Fit Simplify, available on Amazon.)
Play around with the bands until you figure out which one gives you the right amount of resistance for each move. For example, you’ll want a lighter band for moves like overhead presses and a heavier one for things like deadlifts. As you get stronger, upgrade to a heavier band.
I recommend doing these moves 2 or 3 times a week for 30 minutes at a time, especially for beginners.