Fitness Calendar: What exercises should be done and at what age?

February 2, 2010

Exercise & Fitness

You’re around 30 and you’re peaking from every view point. What could you want more? You have your whole life ahead of you. But you shouldn’t rely only on your youth and your current resources to keep you fit. Keep in mind that what you do now can have a major impact on your future development and not all mistakes can be mended.

Between 20 and 30 years old

You look great and you lose weight relatively easy so how should you workout look like? American specialists say that ideally it should have: 30-60 minutes of aerobics, 2 or 3 strength training sessions per week, and regular stretching. This way you will prevent the deterioration of your muscle and bone systems as you age.

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Aerobics usually imply anything which involves moving, like walking, running or bike riding. Thses stimulate cardiac activity, increase oxygen intake and help prevent some chronic afflictions.

Your training’s frequency, duration and intensity depend on your experience and your objectives. This doesn’t mean that once you’ve reached your target weight you should neglect your training- what you’ve gained is easily lost and just as hard to regain.

At 40 years old

Things are going as planned: Your carrier is taking of, you’re satisfied with work and you have a beautiful family. These things give you self confidence, but it’s also important to keep your silhouette and muscle tone to feel sexy.

Now when your body is going thru some hormonal changes, strength training is essential to combat the gradual loss of muscle mass. Yes I’ll tell you that you need to exert yourself in your workouts! Work with dumbbells and don’t neglect the aerobic exercises.

After you are 50 years old

It’s true, time waits for no one…. but, by maintaining a healthy and active life style you can seriously delay it’s effects and enjoy each moment! It would be ideal if you would keep the good habits I hope you’ve gained in your youth.

If it used to be enough to exercise a few times a week, now it would be recommended to do it daily. You should have some more free time at your disposal, anyway… do 30-60 minutes of aerobics daily, strength training 2-3 times a week. Maybe not as hard as when you were 20… no one expects you to have that kind of energy, but you can use smaller dumbbells for example.

Aerobic exercises are extremely important for those who fall in this age category. It reduces the risk of coronary diseases, of arterial hypertension or of vascular attack, it improves the blood’s fat ratio and balances cholesterol levels.

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