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How to get more Active in your Thirties

It can be tough to make time in your schedule for exercise when you’re in your thirties, especially if you have a high-flying career, an active social life and a family to look after. The chances are exercise doesn’t make it high up on your list of priorities when you have so many other things to worry about. However, it is definitely worth making time for exercise while you’re still young and healthy, so that you can potentially avoid developing health problems as you get older. If you don’t get enough exercise you could find yourself at greater risk of developing heart disease and diabetes, which you obviously don’t want to get if you can help it.

You therefore have to find a way to incorporate more exercise into your schedule. You might think that you don’t have enough time for exercise, but you only have to set aside half an hour a day for some kind of physical activity to feel the benefits. You don’t even have to do this half-hour of exercise all in one go and so you could easily squeeze in a few lunges or sit-ups while you’re waiting for dinner to cook and to take the stairs instead of an elevator. As long as you get your body moving and your heart pumping you should notice a difference, but you have to ensure that you get more active regularly.

Thus, there is no point joining a gym with the intention of using it every day only to find that your schedule doesn’t make it easy for you to do this. You might start off with enthusiasm, but soon find that your job or family takes precedence over a workout in the gym. You therefore need to find an activity you enjoy doing which you can actually squeeze into your schedule, or which you want to do so much that you’re prepared to make room in your schedule for it.

You might decide to get up early to go for a run in the morning or to ride your bike to work so that you can reach your destination without having to spend any money while getting fitter at the same time. You don’t have to be outdoors to get some exercise, though, as you could always buy a fitness DVD or a piece of exercise equipment so that you don’t have to contend with the bad weather or people staring at you. In the end, it is up to you what kind of exercise you do, but you have to be prepared to do it regularly if you are going to be able to appreciate the benefits.