Admittedly, this is one of my favourite things to do.
Add some strength training to your exercise regime.
Start small - even if that means using a soup can!
The benefits are many!
Here are a few:
When I first started lifting weights 20 years ago, the first thing I noticed was an improved posture. After years of carrying and nursing 6 children, my shoulders were beginning to rotate forward, and I was only 36.
Just imagine if I hadn't started lifting weights where I would be today!
The other thing I noticed was an improved mood and increased confidence.
Wow, if I could lift those heavier weight, I felt like I could do anything!
If you are still intimidated by the weights, start with just using your own body weight.
My book Healthy Body for Life, has an illustrated guide to help you perform 10 body weight exercises in the comfort of your own home. When you have mastered those, you will be ready for the new challenge of using weights.
Be strong - be confident!