Your 30’s is an important turning point in your life where you need to start taking your health more seriously. Eating healthy and proper fitness should be part of your consideration to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Working out regularly can have a great positive impact on your life, you can expect to see an increase in energy, ability to maintain physical function and help reduce and prevent many complications that can arise from chronic diseases.
Some of the advantages of being fit include the decrease in risk of diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, improvement in mental health, quality of sleep and bone health. It can prevent the risk of early death and is a great source of stress relief. But the biggest difficulty in changing your lifestyle is the lack of motivation to do so. Finding motivation can be hard so you need to remind yourself every now and then why you are trying to change your life, why you are trying to become healthy. It can be because you want to be a positive role model for your kids or to a hit a body weight goal or even just to decrease the chance of serious illnesses like heart problems later on down the line. As long as you want to do it, you can do it.
The next question that people have after motivation is how much should you work out and for how long. Experts believe that adults aged between 18 and 64 should follow these recommendations.
• 2.5 hours of moderate intensity workout or 1.25 hours of high-intensity workout every week. They can be any type of physical aerobic activity.
• Include a workout that uses all of the major muscle groups as they will help increase your strength. Do these exercises at least two days a week or more.
• For more results, it is recommended to increase moderate-intensity workouts to 5 hours or increase high-intensity workouts to 2.5 hours a week.
Women around this age will be thinking about having children and it is a great idea to stay in shape. It will be beneficial for you and for your child as it reduces the chances of complications during pregnancy. Healthy pregnant women should get at least 2.5 hours of moderate intensity workouts in a week. Make sure to spread it throughout the entire week.
Your 30’s will be a changing point in life. Your priorities before this would have been family or work and your health was always neglected. But the time has come for you to strongly reconsider that so you are