What's the Best Exercise for Your Age?
If your typical workout routine never changes, you're missing out. Here's what you should be doing at the gym, based on your goals and your age
If you're in your 20s ...... and you're still holding onto the Freshman 15.
Your fitness fix: Get in a routine.
Most recent college graduates are more worried about finding a job and living on their own than they are about their metabolism. But the experts we talked to stressed how important it is to start now. "You want to redefine your quality of life," says Pagano. "Exercise and nutrition should become part of the structure of every day." If you don't have the money or desire to join a gym, there are plenty of other ways to get fit. Pagano suggests going back to physical activities you enjoyed in high school and college -- like organized sports.
Because you're young, you can pack a lot of calorie burn into a short period of time and it will keep your metabolism up for the rest of the day. If you want to drop weight, Trink suggests high-intensity metabolic circuits where you move from station to station doing exercises that combine strength and cardio.
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