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Fitness Tips For Every Age Group

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Kidshealth.org also suggests that teens find active part-time jobs such as “camp counselors, babysitters, or assistant coaches for young sports teams.”

As you venture into your 20s FitnessMagazine.com says it is a time for adventure. “Take advantage of this need to explore by trying new types of workouts.” Fitness expert Kathy Kaehler was cited as saying, "It's the perfect age to power through all types of activities, because your body is highly resilient.”

So, go hang ten, zipline, hike, mountain climb and repel. But, as Kaehler says, “Don’t overtrain.”

In your 30s it may take a little more work to reach your goals. Fitness experts such as myself recommend upping your resistance training.

The reason it is harder to maintain a healthy weight, according to an article on Oprah.com, is this: “After age 20, your basal metabolism drops by 1 to 2 percent every decade, and as lean muscle decreases and body fat increases, you don't need as many calories to sustain yourself.”

As we get older, exercise becomes even more important. I always say your 30s can make or break you, but your 40s can ultimately “take you” to the next level whether it be good or bad.

Mark Tarnopolsky, of the McMaster University Medical Center in Ontario told Women’s Health Magazine, “This is the time when differences between the fit and unfit really start to show.”

This is my decade right now, and from experience I can tell you that retaining muscle mass is so important, yet for some reason more difficult. The article on Women’s Health says it is due to the fluctuations in muscle and bone mass.

“Retaining fat-burning muscle is critical to keeping your weight in check. It will not only prevent you from going up a few dress sizes but also help you fight off serious stuff like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and cancer.”

Your 50s can literally lift you into fit middle-age years. The reason according to Health.com is that, “Bone density peaks at age 30 and then starts to drop.” Strength training at least twice a week can help offset the loss of bone density.

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