Staying Fit And Healthy As You Grow Older

According to recent studies carried out by The Gym Group, Brits are at their fittest in their thirties, and are more likely to exercise regularly because having children had a big impact on their fitness levels, and more than one in ten began to lead a more active lifestyle once they knew they were having children.

Thirty year olds said that they were at their least fit in their late 20’s due to consuming too much alcohol and eating too much junk food. Half of adults in their thirties rate themselves as fit as people in their twenties because they spend more time exercising.

The study found that adults in their thirties to fifties all agreed that they burned the candle at both ends in their twenties. A third of fifty- something’s still consider themselves as healthy, whereas 15% of people aged 18-29 declared themselves as unhealthy.

It was interesting to learn that more than half of each age group said that it they felt ‘OK with their current weight, although they felt like they could lose a few pounds and people in their twenties were more likely to eat takeaways and snack rather than fruit and vegetables, whilst those in their forties proved to be the biggest smokers and drinkers.

How do you feel about aging? Do you think you’ll feel fitter as you grow older? If so what are your tips to stay performing at your peak?


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