Exercise is the ultimate anti-aging treatment. Research shows a mind/body connection that proves exercise can help reduce chances of illness or injury. In your 30s is the perfect time to lay your ‘fitness foundation’ by exercising 5 days a week with one of those days for high intensity cardio. Hormonal changes and muscle loss in your 40s make them a prime time for regular exercise. At this stage it diabetes and cardio vascular disease can be prevented with regular exercise. In your 50s and 60s balance exercises will be a help as bones and muscles continue to weaken.
- High intensity cross training or circuit training with cardio and resistance (i.e., weights) will help you develop overall fitness, which may be lacking if you have always participated in just one or
- Aim to exercise five times a week with one day reserved for high intensity cardio (at least 45 minutes). Switch your routine up often to avoid diminishing returns, and plan for a once-a-week rest day.
- Keep up a consistent exercise regimen to preserve lean muscle mass and keep fat gains minimal. Even 10 minutes of activity is better than none.
“Activities that you could easily do in your 20s now require a bit of caution — if not a note of permission from your primary care physician. Luckily, you can continue to be physically active well into your golden years, provided you’ve established a good foundation early on”