Here's the Right Workout for You Depending on Your Age!

Stephanie Mansour holding two dumbbells
Stephanie Mansour holding two dumbbells

The Doctors are joined by health and fitness expert, Stephanie Mansour, who has different workouts tailored to your age group. "It's important to honor your body with where you're at, at certain stages in life. What worked when you were in your 20s may not work in your 50s," Stephanie says. "Yeah, I've noticed!" exclaims plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon.

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If you're in your 30s...
Stephanie suggests starting with cardio and adding it into your strength training moves. She demonstrates side lunges and then integrates jumping to up the cardio. In your 30s you're trying to set yourself up for success so it's important to build an exercise foundation as well as work on things like balance now. 

If you're in your 40s...
Focus more on strength training. You want to build muscles which will help you burn fat faster. Stephanie does the same side lunge move but without the jumping to avoid putting as much pressure on your joints and bones. She now adds in dumbbells and uses them to reach up and across the body, working your core, legs, and arms. 

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If you're in your 50s...
If you don't already have a workout regimen, Stephanie says to try something that helps with balance like yoga. She has Dr. Ordon join her to demonstrate a yoga move, tree pose, which focuses on balance. She says this move also helps mentally because you need to concentrate while you are doing it. 

ER physician Dr. Travis Stork notes you'll want a spotter or something to hold onto if you are trying out a balancing move. Wear proper footwear, unlike Dr. Ordon, who demonstrates in dress shoes!

When trying out a new move, start with lighter weights, and then increase the repetition. Once you've reached a good number of reps, you can then try a heavier weight. Proper form is so important to reap the benefits of a move and to avoid injury.

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