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Five Fitness Habits You Should Start in Your Thirties

Helen Bush

As you age, you can begin to see a difference in how your body reacts to things. When you were younger it was probably much easier for you to stay healthy and maintain a perfect figure; however, the older we get, the harder it may seem to sustain these ideals. This is why we need to get in the habit of maintaining our health through the best means possible before we hit that certain age. So, here are a few fitness habits you should start in or before your thirties.



Drink more water.

In order to keep our bodies healthy and youthful, we need to drink a lot of water. There are many problems associated with not drinking enough water like water retention, a slow metabolism and skin aging more quickly. If you make it a habit to drink more water when you are younger, you will able to easily combat these ill effects and have an overall healthier and more youthful body.


Strength/resistance training

We all know that when we get older we are more susceptible to losing muscle tone; therefore we need to build up our muscles on a regular basis. Remember if you do not use it you will lose it. You should start strength training early to get in the habit of always having it in your fitness routines. Did you know that the more muscle you have the more calories you will burn?...even while you’re ASLEEP? So, if you want that perfectly toned body, it is time to start strength training.


Using the proper form

When you are young it may seem almost impossible to get injured; however, as you age, you are more prone to injuries. You need to make sure you are always playing it safe by using the proper form during your workouts. You want to achieve the best results possible and avoid any unnecessary injuries in order to get the most out of your workouts. If you put in the necessary time and effort, it should be worth it, so do yourself a favor and learn and follow the proper form now.


Do not be afraid to mix it up a bit

Not only can doing the same fitness routine over and over become monotonous and boring, it can also lose its effectiveness. Your body will become use to the workout, and you may even start putting in less energy and paying less attention to your movements, which can lead to an injury or a decline in your results. Therefore, if you want to achieve a more well-rounded and overall healthier body you should switch up your routine on a regular basis.


Make your workout fun

It can be hard trying to fit in a regular and consistent fitness routine now, so imagine trying to fit it in as we get older when we have more responsibilities and less energy. So, the best thing to do is find a workout you enjoy and stick with it. You need to find ways to make it fun and exciting, so that you will want to find the time and energy needed to maintain a regular and consistent fitness routine that can give you the results that you want.


If you want to be healthy in your thirties and beyond, you should start changing any bad habits you may have as soon as possible. The sooner you can develop good fitness habits the better. I know that for some people in the younger generation may think that none of this applies to them, but if you want the best chance at living a long and happy life, you need to pay attention to your body's needs today instead of tomorrow.


Helen Bush
Helen Bush is a self employed fitness writer who works with many health and fitness blogs. At a young age she discovered her passion for fitness and encouraging others. Helen enjoys being active and loves working out. In her middle and high school years she played an active part in her school basketball teams. Now she loves to study and participate in dance to help her stay active and fit. Her main goal is to help motivate others and push them to reach their fitness goals.