The Best Kind of Exercise for Every Age

Daily Exercise

It's no secret: it's pretty impossible to work out like a twenty-year-old at age 50. But living an active lifestyle is a life-long commitment, and it's easy to keep progressing even as your body and your needs change by modifying certain elements of your routine as you get older. Working out every single day, whether if it's a 5-minute stretch session before bed or a 5-mile long run, is essential for health and happiness over a lifetime!

Maintain Routine

20s: Set Up a Good Routine that You Can Maintain

It always seems hard to set a routine at your age because so many unexpected things are overwhelming you, right? However, a good routine is a key to success. By nature, our body is gets used to whatever new exercises we throw at it, what we eat and how we treat ourselves.

Only a nice balanced routine that you are able to maintain will keep you up-lifted and healthy. If you feel like a new workout class is too hard, try it out 5 or 10 times before you completely abandon it. You'll find that the combo of muscle memory and adaptation will amp up your work out and make it less difficult.

Work Out at Work

20s and 30s (and Beyond!): Find Ways to Work Out at Work

How often do you use a “no-time-for exercise” excuse? Even if you are working too much, there are still many ways  to exercise in your working environment, even from your desk. You just have to be creative!

There are tons of programs online specially made for a sitting and working routine. Start with changing your habits: instead of using transportation, run or walk to work if possible. Wake up earlier to work out, at least for 15 minutes earlier, or sneak to work out on your lunch break! There are many ways to always be active by just tweaking your routine a little bit.

Work on Your Core

30s: Work on Your Core if You’re Ready for Kids or You Want to Keep Up Your 20s Body

When you’re trying to get pregnant, most of your focus naturally goes to belly area: that part of your body is probably getting a lot of attention right now. What we don’t tend to consider so much are the muscles in our middle. True core-building moves focus on that deep muscle of the abdominals, not the muscles traditionally responsible for "6-pack abs". Concentrate your work out on these muscles during this period and you will feel great about the results you see even as you transition from your twenties into your thirties.

Keep Up with Strength Training

40s: Keep up with Strength Training

Since your body is comprised of muscles that help you push and pull, you have to work them all to maximize strength. Each move is a compound exercise, meaning it targets multiple muscle groups.

The easiest ways to get started with strength training is lifting weights. Be sure to rest for 30–60 seconds after each set. It is a wonderful and simple work out if you are busy and you do not like active exercises because it gives exactly the same effect! These methods are super useful for people who tend to live a sitting routine: you can always work out at your job, or in the car- anytime you prefer!

Daily Exercise

40s and Menopausal: Daily Exercise Keep Hormones Under Control

Did you know that hormone imbalances are becoming more common among women in their 40s? Both estrogen and progesterone production will start to decrease but at different rates, creating an imbalance. The consequences may bring changes in your body and routine, such as changes in menstrual patterns, sleep problems, weight gain, and decrease the ability to handle stress!

While lack of exercise is unhealthy, activity that is too intense can trigger stress hormones and disrupt others. Exercise that has a relaxing effect, such as yoga or gentle aerobics, helps to create balance in your body! Hop on that recumbent bike daily to help keep up your fitness without added extra stress to your joints.

Stress off Your Sp

50s: Choose Workouts that Take Stress off Your Spine and Lighten Your Mood

Even 10 minutes of the right exercise done every day at home may improve your mood, and relieve stress of your spine. The key is consistency. At this age, it is important to get 30 to 40 minutes of exercise most days in addition to having a regular stress-relieving practice such as meditation or yoga.

Even if you've never so much as run for a bus, with an easy step-by-step plan, you'll be cruising along to better health in no time. Be patient and start from 10 minutes a day, you will be surprised to see mood changes right away! Again, the recumbent bike can work wonders on moving around arthritic joints without extra pain.

Don't Slow Down

60s and Beyond – Don’t Slow Down! Go for Daily Walks

It is necessary for women over the age of 60 to at least simply try to be more active and healthy. Exercise is important at any age, and staying active as one gets older is a great way to promote a healthier, longer life and prevent injuries. More and more older adults are engaging in a broad range of activities, from athletics to aerobics, proving that you don't have to be young to play hard and have fun. Never slow down: make daily walks your motivation for a better life! Continue to pair daily exercise with a healthy diet and you will see the results for decades to come!