In your 30s, zone in on... YOUR STAMINA
This is no decade to be lazy, it’s time to put your lungs and heart to work for future pay-off. Try this workout: warm up with a five-minute walk. Sprint for 30 seconds. Walk or jog lightly for up to 90 seconds. Repeat x 10.
When researchers at Toronto General Hospital in Canada asked women in their 30s why they didn’t exercise, 40 percent said they didn’t have time and 40 percent said they didn’t have the will power. Strap on an activity tracker and watch your incidental exercise step up. A recent study published in PLOS One shows a sedentary person who increases her steps from 1 000 a day to 10 000 a day has a 46 percent lower mortality risk. Coming up short? Make small, doable changes, like carrying in one grocery bag at a time from the car.