Thousands of women nowadays are struggling to stay in good health and stay fit, loose those bumps and bulges and stay awesomely well. It is becoming hard for most women due to the hectic schedule that we have which does not allow us to have extra activities at the end of the day. It’s like we work 25 x 8! Imagine! Well, there’s a saying that “if there’s a will, there’s a way!”.
There are various activities that will help us to maintain the figure, achieve that body we so want to have and get back into our old body. So we have age brackets categories, the 20s, 30s and 40s. Let’s see what are the activities that fits to which age bracket we belong.
To keep fit in your 20s and 30s
According to exercise physiologist who was Personal Fitness Professional Magazine’s 2004 Online Trainer of the Year Calabrese, “Fitness in the 20s and 30s is really all about creating good health habits, and that should really be your main goal.”
In our 20s bones are still developing in this decade. Exercise that help build the strongest bones possible are ideal. The idea is to put bones into stress which encourages them to become stronger. Doing weight-bearing workouts such as those that work your muscles and bones against gravity, like walking or jogging for 30 minutes at least twice a week helps a lot! Having a regular cardio workouts even just for 20-30 minutes two times a weekm an aerobic activity (running), swimming, biking or even dancing, you will reduce the risk of hypertension, high cholesterol, or even heart attack later in life.
In terms of your future good health, nothing is more important than regular cardio workouts. You can reap benefits from just 20-30 minutes, twice a week, of an aerobic activity like running, swimming, biking, or even dancing, Carmichael tells WebMD: “You will reduce your risk of hypertension, high cholesterol, or even heart attack later in life.”And the sooner you incorporate fitness into your daily life, the more likely you will be to carry the habit into the next several decades.
“It’s a lot easier to carry a behavior from one decade to the next, than trying to change a behavior in later years,” Carmichael says.
At your 40s
There’s no denying that by the age of 40, no matter how active we were, women’s body begin to change and one of the most significant changes we encounter is the decrease of hormones which does not only affect the bones, heart and health but as well as the weight. The exercise goal during these years is to build muscles that will condition the heart and control weight. Shorter but harder aerobics type workouts to reap cardiovascular benefits is suggested by exercise psychologist Kelli Calabrese.
Lifting Weights while standing, riding in a stationary bike 10 minutes twice a week or sitting in a chair, then standing up, 20 times (both have the same effect) are suggested as strength-training workouts and in strengthening the thigh muscles, or quadriceps, thus giving attention to knee problems. These helps avoiding many mobility problems in the
As to the cardio workouts, it is safe to continue the routines that you’ve been doing in your 20s and 30s. Any form of activity that gets your heart beating faster such as walking on a treadmill or doing step aerobics at least twice a week will keep you in shape and in good health.
Remember, exercising should go along with eating right, good healthy foods and the right life habit.