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Stay Active (and Look Good Doing It)

As we age, staying active becomes increasingly important for our health and well-being. Engaging in regular exercise can help us maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, and improve our overall quality of life. For women over 45, there are many great sport activities to enjoy during the spring and summer months.

Here are our top 8 picks, along with some clothing suggestions to make sure you look your best while you sweat!

1. WALKING

Walking is an excellent low-impact exercise that can be done just about anywhere, and it's perfect for women over 45 who may be looking for a gentle way to stay active. Whether you're walking around your neighborhood, hiking in the woods, or strolling along the beach, walking is a great way to get some fresh air, clear your mind, and improve your cardiovascular health. For walking, we recommend wearing comfortable sneakers, lightweight leggings or shorts, and a breathable t-shirt or tank top.

2. YOGA

Yoga is a wonderful way to improve flexibility, strength, and balance, all of which become more important as we age. Practicing yoga can also help reduce stress and promote relaxation. Whether you prefer a gentle Hatha class or a more vigorous Vinyasa flow, there are many different styles of yoga to choose from. For yoga, we recommend wearing comfortable, stretchy leggings or yoga pants, a supportive sports bra, and a loose-fitting tank top or long-sleeved shirt. At Cazza Petite & Zacks, we carry a great selection of activewear, perfect for your next yoga class.

3. SWIMMING

Swimming is a fantastic low-impact exercise that's perfect for women over 45. It's easy on the joints and provides a full-body workout that can help improve cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and endurance. Whether you prefer doing laps in a pool or taking a dip in the ocean, swimming is a great way to stay cool and active during the hot summer months. For swimming, we recommend wearing a comfortable swimsuit that provides good support, along with a lightweight cover-up or rash guard to protect your skin from the sun.

4. CYCLING

Cycling is a great way to get outside and explore your local area while also getting some exercise. Whether you prefer a leisurely ride on a beach cruiser or a more challenging ride on a road or mountain bike, cycling can help improve cardiovascular health, build lower body strength, and reduce stress. For cycling, we recommend wearing padded cycling shorts or leggings, a moisture-wicking top, and a lightweight jacket or vest to protect against wind and sun.

5. TENNIS

Tennis is a fun and challenging sport that can be played alone or with friends. It provides a great cardiovascular workout, helps improve hand-eye coordination, and can also help reduce stress. For women over 45 who are looking for a new sport to try, tennis can be a great option. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, there are many different ways to enjoy the game, from taking lessons to playing in a local league or just hitting balls with a friend. For tennis, we recommend wearing a comfortable tennis skirt or shorts, a moisture-wicking top, and supportive tennis shoes with good grip.

Check out Cazza Petite & Zacks best tops to wear on the court.

Stay On Top Of Your Game With These Tops

6. HIKING

Hiking is a great way to explore nature while also getting some exercise. It can help improve cardiovascular health, build lower body strength, and reduce stress. For hiking, we recommend wearing comfortable hiking shoes or boots, lightweight leggings or pants, and a moisture-wicking shirt or jacket.

Rain or shine, Cazza Petite & Zacks has the perfect jacket to wear on your next adventure.

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7. GOLF

Golf is a low-impact sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. It provides a great opportunity to socialize, enjoy nature, and get some exercise. For golf, we recommend wearing comfortable golf shorts or pants, a moisture-wicking top, and golf shoes with good grip.

Browse our selection of activewear, stay stylish as you walk the course.

Look Your Best On The Course

8. DANCING

Dancing is a fun and social way to stay active and improve your coordination and balance. There are many different styles of dance to choose from, including ballroom, salsa, hip-hop, and more. Whether you prefer taking classes or just dancing at home, it's a great way to get moving and have fun. For dancing, we recommend wearing comfortable, stretchy leggings or pants, a supportive sports bra, and a lightweight, breathable top.

Overall, staying active is important at any age, but it becomes increasingly important as we get older. By incorporating regular exercise into our daily routine, we can improve our physical and mental health, and enjoy a better quality of life. Whether you prefer walking, yoga, swimming, cycling, or tennis, there are many great ways to stay active and have fun during the spring and summer months. And with the right clothing and gear, you can feel comfortable and confident and look your best while you exercise, no matter what activity you choose.