7 Standing Exercises for Faster Weight Loss After 50

High Knees

Start with elevated knees. Stand tall and engage your core. Bring your left knee to your core until your thigh is parallel to the floor. Lower your left leg to the floor and elevate your right knee to your torso quickly.

Standing Side Crunches

Standing side crunch starts hip-width. Bend your elbows and put your hands behind your head. Bend your right torso till your elbow is inches from your ribs. Return to the start and repeat on the left. Do three 12-rep sets.

Single-Leg Deadlifts

Hold dumbbells in both hands to start. Keep your left foot firm and raise your right leg behind you as you lower your torso. With a little bend in your left knee, drop the weight to shin level, using your glutes and core.

Dumbbell Side Bends

Dumbbell side bends require standing tall with a dumbbell in your right hand. Lower the weight to over your right knee, pressing your hips to your left. Complete your first rep by slowly returning to the start.

Jumping Jacks

Start with your feet together and arms at your sides. Rapidly leap your feet out wider than hip-width and lift your arms aloft. Jump your legs back to the starting position as you descend your arms in another fast motion.

Skipping or Jumping Rope

In addition to providing a full-body workout, skipping exercise may help you build muscular strength, speed up your metabolism, and burn a significant number of calories in a short period of time.


While squats are often thought of as a lower body workout, they are really a fundamental action that engages your core in its whole. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, toes slightly lifted upward.