Some Fitness Issues For Women Ages 35 to 50

Fitness clubs have huge membership numbers in the 35-50 age group and many of them are women. Some women have told me they don't know how they should be exercising. Some have retained my services to become more knowledgeable about setting and attaining exercise goals.

Primary fitness goals for women in the 35-50 age group should be to maintain bone mass and improve coordination and balance. This requires a comprehensive strength and cardio exercise program.

I have seen many women who "hate lifting weights" and basically do only cardio exercise. Or they fear that weight lifting will make them bulky. This is a big mistake.
Obtaining optimum lean muscle mass and burning body fat requires performing weight-bearing exercises.

MENOPAUSE ALSO BECOMES AN ISSUE for women in this age group. According to information in, menopause isn't the only cause of middle-age spread. Other factors include reduced activity, decreased metabolism, increased calorie intake and genetics.

THE SIMPLEST WAY TO EASE INTO MENOPAUSE IS TO EXERCISE, ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE. Exercise helps ease symptoms, maintain bone mass and improve balance among other benefits.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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  1. This is exactly where I am...if I don't want to join a gym, what is your recommendation for an at home fitness plan? As far as diet, I try to stick to the 10 superfoods these days, but I seem to retain water easily. It's very frustrating, especially when I've never had to worry about weight!


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Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.