Eating, Exercise & Health Tips for Your 30s, 40s, 50s & 60s
By JESS BARRON (with infographic research by VENETIA LAI, JULIE SHEER and CHRYS WU)
According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, your metabolism will slow two to eight percent per decade after age 30. In fact, from 30 onward the average adult will gain a pound a year. To help give you recommendations for the right foods, fitness and supplements for each decade, we created infographics with tips for eating, exercise and supplementation tailored to people in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Check them out:
Also, be sure to check out our Body Audit series:
Readers – Are you in your 30s, 40s, 50s or 60s? Have you been finding it more difficult to stay at a healthy weight? If you’re in your teens, 20s or 70s — leave a comment below and let us know if you think we should also create eating and exercise infographics for your age group.
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!