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Here are tips for adapting your workouts to address changes to your body at different ages.

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No matter what your age, being physically active is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. But what you do when you lace up your sneakers and slip into your workout clothes may be different depending on what stage of life you are in.

If you’re looking to address the elements of time on your changing body, this video provides workout ideas that are appropriate for varying stages of life.

“It’s back to school and football season. This time can get very hectic and sometimes difficult to fit in exercise. Regular activity is beneficial for every age and can be as simple as walking to more complex programs. I recommend getting at least 3-4 days of moderate-intensity exercise for 30 minutes. Start with simple changes like parking your car further from work or the store. You can also try to do some stairs while at work or set a timer to get up and stretch. Use tools like pedometers or smartphones to help monitor your activity amount. Having a partner for exercise is beneficial to help hold you accountable and making the exercise more enjoyable. You can also try to incorporate your children to start them on a healthy lifestyle path. Please be sure to start and end all exercises with 5-10 minutes of warm-up and cool-down activity. Given our humid and impressively hot Louisiana weather, I recommend early morning or late evening outdoor exercise times. Last, but not least – have fun! WHO DAT! GEAUX TIGERS!”

-Casey B. Carlisle, MD, Internal Medicine 

The exercise suggestions in the video are geared to women, but men can also benefit from changing up their workout routines as they age.

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