#2: Interval Training
Most older women who want to lose weight either don’t have the time to put in to exercise or find that working out for an hour or two a day is just too daunting. Enter interval training – a fast, effective and simple method to get a healthy dose of cardio and burn calories at the same time. Instead of running or speed walking on the treadmill for an hour, set aside 25 minutes for cardio. Warm up for 5 minutes, and then begin your intervals. You should aim to increase your speed (to a sprint or whatever you’re comfortable with) for 1 minute, then slow down to a walk for 1 minute. Repeat this process 7 times and then take 5 minutes to cool down at a walking pace. Interval training is proven to be highly effective in not only burning calories, but also for heart health.