Fitness Throughout the Ages
We’re reading a lot of recent studies showing that exercise can slow down the aging process and add years to your life. Exercising one to three hours per week can reduce a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 20 to 30 percent, according to U.S. News Health, four or more hours can drop the risk by almost 60 percent. For both sexes, regular cardio—at least 30 minutes of activity three to five days per week—can cut your risk of colon cancer by 30 to 40 percent, research suggests.
In your 20’s and 30’s, you need to build and find your ideal fitness routine foundation. Just because you can go without exercise and not a considerable weight gain doesn’t mean you should take advantage of it because that will not always be the case. This is the time to focus on strength training and cardio. Perform strength training tasks that make you use your body as resistance such as pushups or pull-ups. Find a form of cardio that interests you, like a group fitness class, spin class, or running – something you enjoy and will keep doing as you age and adds a diversity level so you aren’t working the same body parts over and over.
When you hit 40, 50, and 60, most of you have passed the stage in life where you’re busy raising young children, you’ve established your career, and you’re generally more settled in life. Since you’re not moving around as much, it’s time to really focus on preserving your strength and protecting your heart. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of aerobic activity five times per week to preserve heart health as you age. The key is to stay consistent.
By the time you are 70 and above, your fitness routines should be geared toward prevention, strength and flexibility. Studies are showing that even elderly heart patients can benefit from regular exercise. Join a class specifically for seniors so you can safely reap the benefits of exercise. Listen to your body and know when you should take things slower.
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