Nov 09, 2016
EXERCISE FOR YOUR AGE
“I regret that workout,” said no one, ever. Good health is one of the highest forms of self-respect, and our bodies need different inputs as we age. As you explore Pura Vida’s diverse wellness offerings, consider these strategies.
In Your 20s
- Learn how to lift weights correctly so you master your form to gain strength without injury.
- Learn about macronutrients. They’re the foundation of your nutritional health.
- Establish a fitness routine. It will become a lifelong habit.
In Your 30s
- Focus on symmetry, working your entire body equally and countering the effects to long days at a desk.
- Add in massage and bodywork.
- Get your hormones tested – you might find they are starting to fluctuate. Armed with this information, you can use nutrition and exercise strategies to help you regulate them.
In Your 40s
- Lay off the long slow cardio sessions
- Focus on high-intensity sprint intervals to rev up your slowing metabolism.
- Lift the heavy stuff. Building and maintaining muscle mass has long-terms payoffs as you age.
In Your 50s
- Learn and new fitness activity that challenges your brain. It will help keep you motivated and fuels brain health.
- Constantly work on balance. Try yoga and full-body moves to maintain your core muscles.
- Get more sleep.
In Your 60s
- Train functionally, focusing on stairs, sitting low, and getting up and down off the ground with no hands.
- Work on agility and accuracy in your movement.
- Combat back and shoulder slumping by working on your posture. Work your core, back and chest muscles.
In Your 70s
- Focus on your proprioception to maintain stability, hone your their agility, and fine-tune coordination skills. It will reduce the risk of injury by training your body to react appropriately to sudden changes in your environment.
- Tailor your workouts to enhance your performance in your daily activities
- Get outside more. The sun aids in the production of vitamin D, enhances your mood and regulates the production of melatonin, among other benefits.
In Your 80s and Up
- Make sure your routine is fun and stimulating.
- Have meaningful conversatiosn while you’re working out — it builds your multi-tasking abilities.
- Take care of your joints to optimize mobility. Move each joint during every workout to its safest range of motion.