For Those over 40: Do NOT Perform These 8 Muscle-Building Exercises


Exercise is indeed good for your health, but it can actually stress the body out if done excessively. So, it’s important that you do not go overboard, especially if you’re up there in age.

Certain exercises even carry certain risks for middle-aged men and women. Here are 8 of the riskiest types of exercise those over 40 should try and avoid.

1.   Crunches and Sit-Ups

Crunches and sit-ups may be good for younger people to tone their tummies. However, this exercise can put a lot of stress on the neck and spine. For people over the age of 40, these two areas are susceptible to fracturing.