Staying Young With Strength Training
It’s no secret that more people expect to stay healthy and youthful for as long as possible. Baby Boomers are aging but they don’t want to get “old” – they are smart, well-informed and still leading the pack in terms of making thing happen the way they want them to.
Maintaining muscle mass is critical to maintaining a youthful body and the only way to maintain or even build muscle mass is to place load on your muscles – in other words, do strength training.
What exactly is strength training?
Strength training is any activity that builds strength in the muscles – using weights, your own body weight, bands, kettle bells, old tires, sand bags… anything that adds load to the muscles and makes them grow. Other names for it are weight training or resistance training.
The old-school and most popular method is free and machine weights.
Training and eating like a bodybuilder is probably the most effective way to build muscle. It’s very effective although it’s not for everyone. Luckily there are many shades of grey and people can reap the benefits of strength training – strong bones, a strong heart, a youthful-looking body, a fast metabolism, joie de vivre – with as little as two or three one-hour sessions per week.
Sherryl, age 59 with Rudi, age 53
Stay as natural as possible
In the quest for youth, it’s very tempting to opt for artificial enhancement (plastic surgery) or hormonal help (the big trend in men getting testosterone treatment). The truth is, you don’t have to go down that potentially dangerous path, you can stay young naturally and cleanly – you just have to be willing to do some work.
Nothing beats knowing you are in control of your own destiny, your own body and the way you look and feel. The good news… it’s never too late to start.
What are you waiting for?
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