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Eating and Exercise Tips for Your 30s (Infographic)

By JESS BARRON (with infographic research by CHRYS WU)

When you’re in your 30s, your basal metabolism — the number of calories your body needs to maintain vital functions while at rest — begins to drop. In fact, from this point forward, the average adult will gain a pound a year.

When you’re over 30, you need 200 less calories per day than you did in your 20s. The infographic below contains some tips on daily exercise and better eating that will help you eliminate 200 calories each day in order to avoid weight gain.

Additionally, at the bottom of the infographic, you’ll see the suggested supplements for men and women in their 30s, which include vitamin D, selenium and magnesium.

Click to view the full-sized image, and you can also print it and/or pin it and share it on Pinterest.


Readers – Are you in your thirties? Do you agree with these eating and exercise tips?  Are there other questions you have for us? Leave a comment below and let us know.


Jess Barron is Editor-in-Chief of LIVESTRONG.COM. Read some of her other health and fitness articles here. A longtime foodie and fan of Farmer's Market food, Jess particularly loves heirloom tomatoes, fresh figs with burrata cheese, and anything with pumpkin or peanut butter in it! Her love for food fuels her desire to exercise daily. In the summer of 2012 Jess lost 20 pounds in a test group for a new fitness program. Some of her favorite workout routines include walking, running, yoga, P90X, INSANITY, and mixed martial arts. Jess's writing can also be found at Poprocks.com. She has appeared on MSNBC's "The Most," ABC News Now, and XM satellite radio and her writing has appeared on Wired.com and Yahoo!

Follow Jess on Twitter @jessdandy. Also, you can add her on Google+ and follow her on Pinterest.

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