Your 20s are all about experimenting with edgy and bold that, tanning this and drinking that. But once you hit 30, it’s time to put on your big girl pants and stop cheating on your health. Here are 3 fitness tips all women should follow in their 30’s:
- 1. Be a proteinaceous enthusiast
Habits take a long time to form, and aren’t easily altered overnight. Why should intelligent eating be any different? Food cravings are powerful! Even if you start to eat healthier, how can you actually enjoy healthier foods?
When your dad’s in the Coast Guard, you move around a lot. For two-time International Surfing Association World Champion Tia Blanco, that meant every three years for the first 18 years of her life. While the constant uprooting was challenging, the places she lived were pretty sweet: Puerto Rico, California, and Hawaii. Naturally, Blanco took to surfing at a young age, competing at age 12 and winning her first national title at 17.
Today, Blanco lives in Southern California, where the pro surfer is training for the 2019 Pan Am Games, at which she’ll represent Puerto Rico, the island where she was born 22 years ago. To surf at that level, Blanco trains or surfs every day, which isn’t all that unusual for a pro athlete. What is unusual is that she’s a vegan. Thanks to the influence of her vegetarRead More
Edy Seaver, a 61-year-old artist from Venice who swims and kayaks for fitness, had osteoporosis. Yes, had — as in past tense. After four months of once-a-week 10-minute workouts at OsteoStrong, a wellness studio in Mar Vista that features proprietary resistance machines, a DEXA scan showed that her bone density improved by more than 7%. That moved her up out of the osteoporosis category into osteopenia, a less severe degree of bone thinning. “This is a radical improvement in a tiny period of time — after years of getting worse and worse,” she says. “And on top of that, I feel so much stronger that I can swim 20 laps instead of my old 12.”
Stefan Oeggi, a 41-year-old naval officer and runner from San Diego, had back pain that interrupted his sleep and limited his training. Then he began once-a-week, one-on-one stretching sessions with a “flexologist” at StretchLab, which now boasts more than a dozen locations across Southern California. After six months,Read More