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Why I Do What I Do

I work as a fitness trainer. I see so many folks my age deteriorating at an alarming rate. Here’s some hard facts:

People who exercise tend to have improved immune and digestive functioning, better blood pressure and bone density, and a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, osteoporosis, and certain cancers. Enhances mobility, flexibility, and balance.

The older you get, the more you may have to work to maintain your muscles, according to a new study. Researchers report that men and women over the age of 60 have to lift weights more often than younger adults to maintain muscle mass and muscle size.

Experts now tell us to use a two-part exercise program that includes aerobic exercise like walking or bicycling to condition your heart plus strength training exercises such as calisthenics and low-intensity weight lifting to build muscle and cut fat.

There are additional benefits, like the fact that regular exercise reduces the risk of chronic diseases, lowers the chance of injury and can even improve one's mood. As we age, our muscle mass begins to decrease. ... Muscle is an essential contributor to our balance and bone strength; it keeps us strong.

It should be obvious, get off the couch, get in the gym. Look younger, feel younger, and actually be younger.


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