Why you need to work out in your 30s


It sounds like a terrifying prospect, but there are ways to keep this from happening – it just means adjusting your exercise regime slightly. If you already live a healthy and active lifestyle, keep it up. But if not, now is the time to get started before it’s too late to adapt.

Circuit training is one way you can get onto the right track. This form of body conditioning involves using high-intensity aerobics to get your blood pumping. Activities are varied, so you won’t find yourself bored and there are some easier options for beginners.

Remember, there are different exercises to target various parts of your body: such as press ups focusing on your upper half, sit ups for your core and trunk and step ups for your lower body. Of course there are some which will help you all over too, such as skipping and squat thrusts. By doing a mixture of these for around an hour a day, four days a week, whenever you can fit it in, you’ll be taking steps to kick start your metabolism.

If this seems too intimidating, there are lower intensity options, such as simple core moves. Focusing on your abs will not only tone them up but improve digestion and breathing, getting rid of that knot in your stomach you feel when working out. Try planks, crunches and the bicycle to get you going. You can also download a fitness app that will offer you more suggestions for your core.

And don’t forget, something as simple as walking rather than getting the bus will also help boost your circulation and build muscles. As long as you put effort into keeping fit, you’ll have nothing to worry about.

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