How Strength Training Can Help With Anti Aging

As we get older we may silently wonder to ourselves how will we fare in the last stages of our life. Are we going to be lucky and not get some dreaded disease and remain fit and well right up to the time we go to meet our maker? Or the flip side of the coin is the possibility that we are going to become frail, incapacitated and incapable of taking care of ourselves, therefore dependent on our family, community and society for our care. And more importantly do we have any influence or control in this matter?

We used to accept with a shrug the inevitable decline in a persons physical and mental abilities as they grew older. Maybe we can remember our grandparents, thin, frail and weak. Maybe they could not take care of themselves and were forced to go into a nursing home.

The process of humans losing their muscle strength as they age is called sarcopenia – a Greek word for “vanishing flesh” What we once considered to be a normal part of the aging process is now predicted to be one of the biggest health problems the world will face in the future.

Because of our dwindling physical activity levels due to our modern technology driven lifestyles our bodies no longer have the work load our ancestors did to simply stay alive. As this has only been happening for the last 100 years or so our genes have not yet had time to adjust to this change. The end result is our bodies have responded with a melt down of our muscle mass and strength as it is no longer needed. We can now find food and a roof over our heads with hardly any physical exertion needed.

What might be the most important step you can take, not just to slow down the aging process, but to reverse it? The answer is a properly put together exercise program incorporating at least 60% strength training exercise along with cardiovascular interval training.

Proper instruction from a Fitness Professional will ensure results and safety in the quickest time frame.

As little as 3 – 4 months of proper training can reverse as much as 20 – 30 years of decline in strength and function. How’s that for reclaiming your youth?

Millions of people all over the world will become weak and frail as they age due to severe loss of muscle mass and strength. The really good news is you do not have to be one of them.

We are lucky to be living in an age where we now have knowledge and an increasing awareness that there are things that can be done in order to stay active, healthy and vibrant throughout our entire lifetime. Our health span can now equal our life span.

Let’s choose to not take for granted our ability to remain vibrant and active throughout our life without any effort on our part. We must take steps immediately to ensure this as we do have an influence on finishing the race of life strong.

Carolyn Hansen has worked in the Fitness Industry or over 30 years. Currently the co-owner of 2 Fitness Centres in Northland New Zealand. A National Champion Bodybuilder with over 25 years competition experience. Enjoys writing health and fitness articles for local newspapers and magazines. If you want a second chance to right the wrongs you have committed against your body, you can be rejuvenated. You can regain vitality, muscular strength, endurance and a higher quality of life. Go to [http://www.over50looking30.com] for a FREE Report “I’ve Discovered the Fountain of Youth” – Let Me Show You Too!

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