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Get younger as you grow older!

Updated on February 23, 2010

Do you know anyone or are you the type of person that thinks people approaching 50 and over have no control over the aging body?

There are many things we do have to accept but the hard fact is that the older we get the more we have to work at keeping our bodies in shape.

It is a myth to believe that you cannot aquire a better shape and condition the older you get.

I know many women and men who look better, move better and think better in their 50’s than they did in their 30’s.

What does it cost?

That’s the thing it doesn’t have to cost anything more than personal effort and time!

Is this too expensive for you?

·         How often do we hear people saying “

·         Oh! I wish I looked like that” I wish I could do that”

·         “ I used to be able to…………….but”

In most cases many of the above are called excuses. If you really want to take control of your life you can do it and believe it or not it can become a lot of fun.

Studies performed show positive results.

Through modern technology we have the ability to follow results of studies performed over time.

Regular exercise fitted into our busy lifestyles can improve:

·         Heart & respiratory function

·          lower unhealthy increases in blood pressure

·          Increase overall body strength

·          improve bone density ( Important for women when reaching menopause and avoiding osteoperosis)

·         improve flexibility and agility

·          Increase muscle mass

·          Reduce body fat

·         Produce natural good feeling hormones that fight depression

·         Set back the aging process

Studie results show that no matter when a person starts to exercise, significant improvement can be achieved. Older people can achieve the same percentage of gains for their age group as young. This does not mean that a 70 year old will be able to compete on the same level as a 30 year old. What it does mean is that the improvement achieved will greatly enhance their abilities compared to others in their own phase of life who lead sedentary lifestyles.

Many people do not realise that the years are ticking by. It is amazing how many people actually feel a lot younger in their heads than they look physically.

The brain has an amazing ability to allow a person to continue through life thinking that they are forever young. However, the body doesn’t always agree. The sore knees, back, head etc appear suddenly from nowhere.

The brain justifies these ailments for you and allows you to cope with day to day routines.

What you need to do in this case is to get the brain to agree that a little exercise will do you good and help to reduce those aches and pains.

While it is true that exercise can be painful, it is untrue that these pains don’t always disappear.

Many people starting to train for the first time when reaching 50 have reported many types of horrible pains. However, the amazing thing is if they continue many have reported that they are free for pain as soon as 3 months after starting a sensible training program.

A huge bonus has also been that they look and feel better too.

Age and bone loss

Many women begin to lose bone strength and build after menopause, therefore it is of a great benefit to start training with light weights. This keeps the bone structure healthier. Healthier bone reduces the risk of fractures.

Diabetes type2

Aerobic exercise helps control Type 2 (Late Onset) diabetes because it aids in the metabolism of blood sugars.

Aerobic exercise strengthens your heart, helps prevent the build up of cholesterol, improves the functioning of the liver, pancreas & most vital organs. All of which are affected when diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Brain Function

 Aerobic exercise  increases blood flow and with it transports oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Glucose to the brain is important for thinking and functioning in normal daily life. The body responds by forming new capillaries to bring the additional blood to nerve cells and by boosting brain chemicals and memory.

To enjoy the above advantages it is important to find a training program that suits you and it is even more important to be prepaired to continue with this program at least three times per week for the rest of your life.

This is not a quick fix one off thing it is a real life change.

This is your personal “Change of life” which does not have to mean slowing down and taking what comes.

There are many courses on the net which will fit your level of fitness, just remember to start easy and build gradually onto this. I hope this can encourage you to try.

Good luck.


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