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
Your fitness fix: Work out at work.
If you're intensely focused on your career, chances are you're neglecting your exercise routine -- and you're probably getting a "desk butt." "Someone who sits for hours at a time will have tight hips and overstretched glutes," says Trink. Pagano recommends setting an alarm at your desk (try an email reminder) to go off every two hours. "You need to stretch your upper body and open up your hips," she says. Sure, your co-workers may look at you strangely, but incorporating exercise into your workday will make a huge difference in how you look and feel.
Mini exercise bands are easy to stash in your office, and they're ideal for sneaking in mid-afternoon workouts. Pagano suggests lateral and forward walking with the mini band around your knees. Don't work in the kind of office where this kind of fitness break is acceptable? Join a gym nearby and sneak in early a.m. or even lunchtime workouts.
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