Exercise won’t just help keep you slim, it’s also an important step to fighting the effect of ageing and improving your mental and physical being. Working out regularly has multiple health benefits at any age but becomes increasingly important as we get older.
But just how ‘fit’ should we be at our age? While press-ups and burpees are important, the list proves that it takes more than just cardio to be defined as 'fit'...
In your 20s you should be able to...
Run 5km in 30 minutes
Do 20 burpees in a row
Hold a full plank for one minute
In your 30s you should be able to...
Run a mile in less than 9 minutes
Hold a plank for 45 seconds
Deadlift more than 50 percent of your bodyweight
In your 40s you should be able to...
Sprint for 60 seconds without stopping
Do 10 press-ups without stopping
Touch your toes comfortably with straight legs
In your 50s you should be able to...
Run at a moderate pace for 60 seconds without stopping
Do five burpees without stopping
Lower yourself into a cross-legged position on the floor without using your hands, and then return to standing
In your 60s you should be able to...
Regularly take more than 10,000 steps in a day
Do 12 bodyweight squats without stopping
Touch your fingertips with one hand over your shoulder and the other behind your back
In your 70s you should be able to...
Walk a mile in less than 16 minutes
Climb a flight of stairs with 10 steps in under 30 seconds comfortably
Rise to stand from a chair without using your hands or arms, and repeat at least 12 times in 30 seconds
So, are you fit for your age? Let CWFitness help you along your fitness journey. Schedule your consult today to get a customized program to meet you where you are and where you wan to go!