Hi, I'm Christine King. Let's talk about how to start an exercise program for the first time in my 40s. This is an important topic because when we're in our 40s we feel or think we can do everything we did in our 20s, and that is not the case. When first starting an exercise program for the first time, you need to be extremely careful. Remember that slow and steady wins the race. You want to select some type of cardiovascular activity, walking, bicycling, elliptical trainer, any of those, and then we want to work into some strength training with gentle tools that will not hurt your joints. So for example, using a stability ball to begin a pushup program. You'll walk out with your feet on the stability ball, just probably till about your thighs, and bend your elbows and straighten them as much as you can, as much as you can handle for about 10 to 15 reps to start off with. Your idea is to build up to 20 reps. Then you can take that stability ball against your back against a wall and work into a wall squat, and finally to work the core you can always do some crunches and some bridges with that stability ball. With the crunches your mid-back will be on top of the ball and you'll do a crunch holding up your buttocks and then hands behind your head crunching up and down, and then moving forward with your head on the ball and having the hips move up and down. And that's how you can very safely begin a program for the first time after the age of 40.