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: Don't slow down.
"You want to be able to squat down to the floor to play with your grandkids," says Pagano. "The more active you've been up until this point, the more vitality you'll have later on." And the experts we spoke with all agreed that there's no reason to slow down as you age -- unless your body tells you that you should. "If something's uncomfortable or hurting, be sure to acknowledge it," says Trink. "But that's good practice for everyone."
If you're just getting started with an exercise routine, it's not too late. "The first thing I would do is discuss nutrition -- it's a key factor in losing weight and preventing disease," says Trink. Then, he suggests adding activities to your daily life -- like walking. "Small steps in the right direction can have a huge impact," he says.