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How to Be in the Best Shape of Your Life After 40

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  • People aged 40 and over should focus on strength training, flexibility training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT)
  • Adequate core work and regular walking (10,000 steps a day) are also important in middle age
  • As the intensity of your exercise increases, be sure to take adequate time for proper recovery (most HIIT workouts should only be done three times a week or less)

By Dr. Mercola

Age-related changes can occur in your body in your late 20s and 30s, but for many people, it's the big 4-0 birthday that really hits home the idea of "aging." Let's first be clear that aging is more of a mindset than something that's set in stone. And, your lifestyle can be instrumental in slowing down (or speeding up) the hands of time.

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