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 50s ...... and you have a family history of osteoporosis.
Your fitness fix: Load your spine.
"Women with a family history of osteoporosis are at a greater risk of getting a diagnosis and should do everything they can to preserve bone density," says Brizendine. "Take calcium and vitamin D supplements, and do load-bearing exercises." Both Trink and Pagano stress the importance of focusing on your spine. "It's called axial loading -- where you're loading your spine and skeleton with weight," explains Trink. Pagano suggests working out with kettle bells and the ViPR, a full-body weight, for the best possible results.
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