The halcyon time of life! You're fulfilling goals to improve your quality of life. Perhaps you're just starting a family or are well into several years of marriage and parenthood. You may have increased responsibilities at work, or you've decided to become active in your community. Whatever the case, it is important to make time for yourself. These situations can be simultaneously gratifying and stressful!
At this time of life, the metabolism slows down and this change can result in gaining more total body fat and losing muscle mass. A combination of regular cardiovascular and weight-resistant exercises is crucial in maintaining good health so why not start an activity audit and see just how active you are and – more importantly - how active you can be!
To give you a realistic perspective, invest in a pedometer and aim to build up to the recommended 10,000 steps per day. Start some upper-body toning exercises to enhance bone density and if you don't have time to spend hours at the gym, pop in an exercise DVD and work out at home, try skipping, go swimming or, better yet, just walk. Increased activity of all kinds can be used instead of a formal exercise program.