From the age of 35, we lose around 5% of our muscle mass every 10 years.
If we lose too much muscle when we start peri-menopause, we start to notice weight gain especially round the tummy, hips and arms. We also lose our muscle strength, so a good exercise is a push up as it uses a large range of muscles and will also increase upper body strength and develop lean muscle.
In addition, working out can help with some of the anxiety and sleep problems that women can face during peri-menopause.
So how do you make sure that you are performing a press-up correctly? How many should you do and for how long? How do you make sure that what you’re doing is effective in improving your strength and building lean muscle well into older age?