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No longer a 20 something? Time to act like it!

by Christy Taylor

Does working out seem to hurt more and more as you age? I’m with ya! It might be because you aren’t doing exercises appropriate for your age! If you’re in your 30s, you can’t expect to be quite as indestructible as you were in your 20s, and your body has different needs than it did right out of college.

So here we go 30 somethings—tips to exercise for your age:
(I found this info in Women’s Health Weight Loss Guide)

You’ll want to keep your heart and lungs as youthful as possible, so don’t skip the sprints! Warm up with 5 minutes of walking, then sprint 30 seconds—at 90 percent effort. Then walk or jog lightly for 90 seconds. Repeat 10 times.

Here’s an easy one, strap on a pedometer to track your daily steps. Make it a point to increase steps every day and you’ll see results!

Over 50% of women in their 30s suffer lower back pain. The best prevention is not just muscular strength but endurance too. Experts say your muscles don’t need to be overly strong to support your spine, they just need to be able to do it for long periods of time.

And, keep that core strong. The plank a super exercise because it works nearly every muscle in your torso. Make sure to do both front and side planks—try to build yourself up to holding each for a minute at a time, or more!