Your body evolves as time goes on. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know as you age.
In your 20s
Your body at this time is in its prime for fitness. During your 20s, your estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and your thyroid hormone are working together to keep you in tip-top shape! Plus, as a bonus, these things improve your body’s muscle-toning power. The downside to your 20s and fitness: your BMR (basal metabolic rate) drops two percent. This probably has to do with starting out your professional life – you know, real world things! Working 8 to 10 hours a day, commuting and family priorities can be tiring. Just remember, the more you work out and the more muscle mass you have, the higher you can keep your BMR.
In your 30s
Your DHEA (basically another hormone, which is a precursor to both estrogen and testosterone) starts to tapper off. It’s another important piece to the puzzle when it comes to hormonal imbalance. The loss of DHEA as you age can slow down your exercise recovery time. To help prevent this, focus on strength training and start lifting at the gym. The downside to your 30s: you are probably really busy with kids and working, so finding time to work out will be challenging. The key is to prioritize your health and a great tip is to combine your social activities with working out.
In your 40s
Muscle loss sets in! This is just a natural part of aging – and let’s face it, it sucks! Like in your 30s, continue to strength train. It’s good for overall health too, and it keeps your muscles strong and prevents injury. Also, since you’ll be lifting more, it’s vital you add more protein to your diet. Also keep your energy levels up with the help of Hydroxycut®. The downside to your 40s: the onset of the big “M” word. Don’t worry, it just means your hormones are changing again, which means less sleep and less motivation to hit the gym!
In your 50s
During this time of your life it’s important to keep moving. The more you move, the more your bones and muscles stay healthy. Plus, during your 50s you have more time to join a new fitness class as the gym.
Moral of the story: no matter your age, you can always improve your fitness and weight loss goals.