Must Have Fitness Gear For Women Over 40

Stand out items are listed here to re-start your fitness routine!

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It seems as if as you get older your day is more and more full. Kids, work, the house…

But it actually gets more important for you to take some time for yourself, especially since you deserve it. That’s why working out is becoming more and more popular. Some say it’s a form of meditation. Others get into it because it allows them to shop, but then stay fit because of the feel-good factor.

Either way – this fitness gear is the best to kick off your fitness routine strong (and in perfect style!)

#1 CoreChair Ergonomic Active Sitting Desk Chair

The CoreChair Ergonomic Active Sitting Desk Chair product recommended by Paige Smith on Improve Her Health.
Recommended by
Paige Smith from CoreChair Inc.. Find out more about the CoreChair Ergonomic Active Sitting Desk Chair by reading the description below or clicking on the button.

CoreChair is an innovative ergonomic active sitting chair that is designed to complement your athletic aspirations and counter the symptoms of Sitting Disease. Comfortably embracing your pelvis, this unique sitting surface allows you to enjoy optimal sitting posture, relieving back pain, without impeding your natural movement with unnecessary tall backs and arm rests. Way too many people focus on exercise before or after work and are unable to reach their fitness goals because they remain sedentary for 6+ hours during the workday. The CoreChair is able to incorporate movement back into the daily routine, allowing you to counteract the negative health consequences of sitting all day.

#2 Fitbit Inspire HR

The Fitbit Inspire HR product recommended by Ashley Schmitt on Improve Her Health.
Recommended by
Ashley Schmitt from Fleishman Hillard. Find out more about the Fitbit Inspire HR by reading the description below or clicking on the button.

An easy-to-use, stylish fitness tracker that helps you build healthy habits with 24/7 heart rate tracking, 15+ goal-based exercise modes, Sleep Stages and up to 5 days of battery life for day-to-night wear – all at an approachable price. With a modern, minimalist, comfortable and swimproof design plus options to personalize to your own style, Inspire HR offers more features and helps motivate you to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

#3 Zero-Waste Meditation Cushion from Ethel Studio

The Zero-Waste Meditation Cushion from Ethel Studio product recommended by Maggie Dimmick on Improve Her Health.
Recommended by
Maggie Dimmick from Ethel Studio. Find out more about the Zero-Waste Meditation Cushion from Ethel Studio by reading the description below or clicking on the button.

“Meditation is an important practice to help in all aspects of our lives and is especially useful as a tool in improving our health and well-being. Meditation helps us look inward providing clear health benefits of improved memory, mood, stress tolerance, and and even decreases our chance of developing disease. As women age, the more meditation is important in helping us come into our true selves address, maintain a positive sense of self-worth, deal with major life events, and shift through all the messages we are receiving from media and advertising telling us that the aging process is bad.

Our zero-waste meditation cushions provide an intentional space to encourage a consistent daily (or almost daily!) meditation practice. Each cushion has a unique combination of colors, textures, and geometry. We source our fabrics from local fashion designers’ cutting rooms and transform them into gorgeous cushions that our customers love returning to every day for their meditation practice. Our customers remark how our cushion helps them maintain proper spinal alignment while sitting. Our adjustable buckwheat hull filling is supportive but also is malleable, so the cushion can form to the shape of each meditator and can work in a multitude of positions.”

#4 NUFABRX Medicated Black Compression Knee Sleeve

The NÃœFABRX Medicated Black Compression Knee Sleeve product recommended by Jordan Schindler on Improve Her Health.
Recommended by
Jordan Schindler from Nufabrx. Find out more about the NUFABRX Medicated Black Compression Knee Sleeve by reading the description below or clicking on the button.

Nufabrx is simplifying consumer health and wellness by applying pain medication directly into the garments. I know as we get older, our feet, arms, knees and everything else start to hurt. Our patented technology allows you to feel relief while you workout just from the clothes you wear. We have had many women over 40 enjoy our products to help them with workouts, and think this would be a great feature.

#5 TENS 7000 2nd Edition Digital TENS Unit Kit With Accessories

The TENS 7000 2nd Edition Digital TENS Unit Kit With Accessories product recommended by Brandon Landgraf on Improve Her Health.
Recommended by
Brandon Landgraf from Compass Health Brands. Find out more about the TENS 7000 2nd Edition Digital TENS Unit Kit With Accessories by reading the description below or clicking on the button.

A major struggle with staying fit as we get older is handling pain and soreness. Our bodies aren’t able to stay in shape as easily and don’t take as kindly to physical activity. While pain medication is great, it’s also dangerous and addicting. TENS 7000 solves both of these problems with natural pain relief. It’s easy to use and provides custom pain relief for both chronic and acute pain. That means women over 40 don’t have to worry about being sidelined from exercise because of aches and pain.

#6 Hayabusa T3 Boxing Gloves

The Hayabusa T3 Boxing Gloves product recommended by Eddie Daniels on Improve Her Health.
Recommended by
Eddie Daniels from Hayabusa Fightwear. Find out more about the Hayabusa T3 Boxing Gloves by reading the description below or clicking on the button.

Boxing for fitness has garnered a lot of attention for the better part of the past decade and for good reason. The health benefits range from a higher level of physical fitness to better mental health. The most important thing for participants is hand and wrist protection and Hayabusa has the best hand/wrist protection in the boxing glove industry. The company’s boxing gloves, especially their T3 line, have a built in closure system that protects wrists as if they were taped by a trainer. The cushioning in the gloves displace the energy generated from punches, further protecting the user’s hands. Finally, the gloves also include a literal silver lining with the us of XT2 antimicrobial technology, which uses silver to combat odor.

#7 Women’s Oolala Sandal – Black

The Women's Oolala Sandal - Black product recommended by Jacqueline Cunniff on Improve Her Health.
Recommended by
Jacqueline Cunniff from OOFOS. Find out more about the Women’s Oolala Sandal – Black by reading the description below or clicking on the button.

“After a hard workout or long run, your body needs time to rest and recover, even more so as your body starts to age. That’s where OOFOS comes in. Each pair of OOFOS footwear features the exact same OOfoam technology that absorbs 37% more impact than traditional footwear foams. The patented footbed design also provides superior arch support.

The combination of the footbed and OOfoam technology helps to take stress off of your feet, ankles, knees & lower back and aids in the recovery process.”

#8 ActivMotion Bars

The ActivMotion Bars product recommended by Derek Mikulski on Improve Her Health.
Recommended by
Derek Mikulski from ActivMotion Bar. Find out more about the ActivMotion Bars by reading the description below or clicking on the button.

As we age, balance and strength diminish. ActivMotion Bars are hollow weighted exercise bars that are partially filled with ball bearings that shift dynamically within. This shifting resistance causes more stability and core muscles to work as the bar is being lifted. For anyone, this means better balance, more core strength and higher calorie burn since more muscles are working to stabilize the shifting bar. ActivMotion Bars come in different weights, and come with digital workouts with any purchase. ActivMotion Bars range in price from $99 to $159 each depending on the weight of the bar. They are proudly made in Michigan, USA.

#9 Black Mountain Stability Disc

The Black Mountain Stability Disc product recommended by Adina Mahalli on Improve Her Health.
Recommended by
Adina Mahalli from Maple Holistics. Find out more about the Black Mountain Stability Disc by reading the description below or clicking on the button.

After the age of 40, one of the most important physical abilities to keep up on is balance. Balance is a physical ability that can be improved upon if using the proper equipment. In fact, using a balance stability disk is a great way to improve balance. Having a fall as a senior citizen can be life-threatening, so it’s vital to start developing balance well before the risk of a fall can take your life.

#10 Swiggies, The Original Wrist Water Bottle Flask

The Swiggies, The Original Wrist Water Bottle Flask product recommended by Julie Austin on Improve Her Health.
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Julie Austin from swiggies. Find out more about the Swiggies, The Original Wrist Water Bottle Flask by reading the description below or clicking on the button.

“I’m an inventor with a fitness product called swiggies, wrist water bottles.. They are a NASDAQ product of the year semi finalist and are sold in 25 countries. They are also BPA-free.

I suggest this product because everyone needs to stay hydrated while working out and especially out in the heat. swiggies can be frozen to lower body temperature in the heat and supply 11 ounces of water or sports drink.”

#11 Letsfit Resistance Loop Bands

The Letsfit Resistance Loop Bands product recommended by Cam Finley on Improve Her Health.
Recommended by
Cam Finley from Real Home Jobs Now. Find out more about the Letsfit Resistance Loop Bands by reading the description below or clicking on the button.

These resistance loop bands are useful for home workouts, as well as adding increased resistance at the gym. The bands are easy to use and incorporate into a wide range of exercises. Select from a 3-pack, 4-pack, or 5-pack of bands with varying resistance levels, making it easy to customize your workouts.

#12 Fitlosophy Fitbook: Fitness Journal

The Fitlosophy Fitbook: Fitness Journal product recommended by Kelsey Cone on Improve Her Health.
Recommended by
Kelsey Cone from Mediafy Communications. Find out more about the Fitlosophy Fitbook: Fitness Journal by reading the description below or clicking on the button.

Sticking to a fitness routine and diet can be super hard for those who lead busy lives. Plus- not everyone likes to use fitness apps so the fitbook is fitlosophy is perfect for those who prefer putting pen to paper. It’s scientifically proven that journaling helps people lose weight as opposed to following a strict diet. This flagship product and is designed to inspire you to spring your health goals into action. It includes fitness + nutrition planning pages templated to help you log your fitness and dietary intake and help motivate you.

#13 Rad Floral GO POCKET 3 Pack

The Rad Floral GO POCKET 3 Pack product recommended by Bree Sveinsson on Improve Her Health.
Recommended by
Bree Sveinsson from Publicity For Good. Find out more about the Rad Floral GO POCKET 3 Pack by reading the description below or clicking on the button.

GOPOCKET is a strong stick-on pocket that holds your stuff on the go so you can be hands-free. Simple or fashionable designs for a place to put your phone (or whatever) on the go! Go Pocket is easy to put on, it ups your cool factor and recycles a plastic bottle. It’s a closed-loop of upcycling plastic, using and re-using and ultimately re-making into fiber again.

#14 Kegel Exerciser and Muscle Stimulator

The Kegel Exerciser and Muscle Stimulator product recommended by MaryEllen Reider on Improve Her Health.
Recommended by
MaryEllen Reider from Yarlap. Find out more about the Kegel Exerciser and Muscle Stimulator by reading the description below or clicking on the button.

“Working out your pelvic floor muscles is key, especially with bladder control and posture. But these exercises are extremely difficult to do. Over 50% of women who try to do pelvic floor exercises do not do them correctly. If you’ve ever tried to strengthen your pelvic floor but unsure how to do them – Yarlap does the entire process for you.

The Yarlap with AutoKegel is a revolutionary pelvic training device that does the entire pelvic floor workout for you. This makes working out your pelvic floor easy, fun, and without guesswork. Yarlap is small, discrete, and easy to use. Everything is medical grade material that you can easily slip inside of yourself like a tampon. You use it for 20 minutes a day.”

#15 Trifecta Multisport Capri

The Trifecta Multisport Capri product recommended by Shauna Armitage on Improve Her Health.
Recommended by
Shauna Armitage from Rsport. Find out more about the Trifecta Multisport Capri by reading the description below or clicking on the button.

If we’re being honest with ourselves, our bodies change as we get older. Rsport’s Capri was designed by women and the unique design really highlights the fact that it was crafted with women in mind. The no-pinch waistband makes bending and moving comfortable, and the equestrian-like abrasion panels on the inner thighs will keep ladies from chafing so they can move without restraint. Incontinence is always the elephant in the room for the over 40 crowd, but that’s not an issue with the Trifecta Capri–there’s a pee pad built right in. While there are plenty more features, our favorite is the pockets! Women’s clothing could always use more pockets–activewear included.

Written by Eve O'Rourke

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