While many of us played sports in school, our twenties are infamous for a decrease in both physical activity and overall health. That being said, there’s no such thing as being too old to exercise, and any day is better than never to begin your journey to health.
If you’re just starting to work out at 30 (or older), consider the following:
Start slow if you need to, building up to higher intensity and longer duration workouts. While you may be eager to get your old body back, you are more likely to cause injury from overdoing it than by slowly pushing yourself over time.
Focus On Nutrition
Exercise may help you lose weight, but will do little for your overall health if not paired with a robust and healthy diet. Switch processed foods for the occasional wholesome treat, and trade sodas and sugary juices for water and healthy teas. Speak with your doctor and a nutritionist to design the best diet for your body and lifestyle.
Switch It Up
Go on a walk today, a run tomorrow, and join a local rec league on Wednesdays. Join a spin class with friends, following it up with a bit of hot yoga or a few laps in the local pool. By switching up your routine, not only will you keep your whole body in good shape, but you’ll learn to incorporate exercise into a fun, and fit, lifestyle.
Listen To Your Body
Just as you’ll need to be patient with your progress, you’ll need to be patient with yourself. Do not ignore signs of overexertion (dizziness, fatigue, nausea, pain), and allow yourself to take a break if your body needs it. Stay focused on your end goal, but break it up into smaller, more manageable points of progress that will bring you joy and pride for achieving.
Whether you’ve tried to lose weight before or are just now starting to work out at 30, the expert staff at The MAX Challenge would love to chat. For the ultimate fitness experience in Lacey Township, contact us today at THE MAX Challenge of Lacey Township, NJ. We’re ready. Are you?
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