While we try to keep relatively fit and healthy – in between Netflix binges and Friday night wines, #balance – our stamina might not be up to scratch for our age, according to this expert.
Tim Wright, fitness expert and Virgin Active Beyond Movement ambassador, told The Telegraph about the benchmarks we should be hitting with each passing decade.
Someone pass us our joggers, please ?
In your 20s you should be able to:
Run 5km in 30 minutes
Do 20 burpees in a row
Hold a full plank for one minute
In your 30s you should be able to:
Run a mile in less than 9 minutes
Hold a plank for 45 seconds
Deadlift more than 50% of your bodyweight
In your 40s you should be able to:
Sprint for 60 seconds without stopping
Do 10 press-ups without stopping
Touch your toes comfortably with straight legs
But let’s keep in mind, this is one guy’s guidelines and fitness can come in many forms. The Australian Government’s Department of Health currently recommends being active most, preferably all, days of the week with 2.5 to 5 hours of moderate intensity physical activity or 1.25 to 2.5 hours of vigorous intensity physical activity each week. They also suggest muscle strengthening activities on at least two days each week. So start with hitting those benchmarks and then aim for that 30 minute 5km run.
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