The Right Exercise for You

There are many developmental stages that a person goes through during their lifetime. From adolescence to adulthood and from adulthood to old age, we can not deny that our bodies change both physically and mentally. The same thing applies to exercising. The cardio that you did 5 years ago may not feel the same as it does today. Those push ups that you thought were a mountain to climb may now feel like a swift run across the park. If exercise intensity is not regulated often, workouts can be a huge waste of time or a demolition of our bones and muscles. That is why it is important to keep track of the amount and types of workouts you are doing. Managing this will lead to faster results and will make you feel more accomplished.

At the age of childhood and adolescence bones and muscles are going through a process of major growth. Exercise during this stage helps avoid obesity, development of healthy bones, and creates better sleep patterns. The government recommends at least 1 hour of exercise per day for people in this age group. This can be done through participating in a sport or outside of school at a park, your house, or even a gym.

For people in their 20’s, the situation is a bit different. This is when you are at your physical peak. During the mid-20’s the body is able to produce oxygen out to the body faster than any other age; this is called VO2 max. Every year onward, the VO2 max decreases by 1%. However, regular exercise can slow down this process. Developing healthy muscle mass and bone density during this age can also be maintained later on. Lastly, during this age you should look for different exercises to work on a variety of muscles and different workout tempos in order to take advantage of this precious time of your life.

During a person’s 30’s and 40’s, a person’s body might take a huge turn. During this stage of life, career obligations become more and more demanding as well as family responsibilities. At work you should make a constant effort to have good posture and take frequent breaks to stretch out and loosen up your muscles. People gain the most weight when they are in their 40’s. For both of these situations you should look into some proper training sessions and continue to run often. Furthermore, you should try resistance training which increases muscle strength.

Throughout a person’s 50’s and 60’s diseases, aches, and mental conditions start to develop. Diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart attacks are common. To prevent this, it is vital that you do cardiovascular exercises, even if that means nothing more than walking. This allows heart rate to increase and prevents life threatening conditions such as heart attacks and various types of cancers. Furthermore, you should try to maintain your muscles by doing push ups, bicep curls, etc.