Did you know that the secret to health and life is not actually a secret? Yes, I’m here to tell you that all of those diet fads and diet super drinks are not helping you. Surprised? I certainly hope not! The key secret to a long life of health is not a “diet” but it is your whole diet! Let me explain… The word “diet” is a horrible 4-letter word. It sounds just like “work” to me, doesn’t it to you? Therefore, if you look at a diet as something horrible from the beginning, then nothing successful will come of it. Ever! But, obviously what you eat is important. What you eat gives your body the fuel it needs to survive the day and to burn off the fat you’re trying to get rid of. This should be a lifestyle, not just a “diet”, so start thinking of it that way and then you’ve got the basic foundation for what I’m going to get into next. Exercise.
(PS: If you have more questions about the “diet” contact me and let me help!)
So, exercise, right? How much of it are you really doing? Are you just kinda sorta maybe getting off the couch a couple of times a week? Or are you actually dedicating specified time to exercise, sweating, and getting your heart and lungs working? If you’re not exercising at least 3 times a week, making your body seriously sweat then contact me to get your body moving today! Here’s a little reason why you should get with me…
Why do you want to get your body moving? Besides the obvious benefit of helping your overall health, did you know that lifting weights can provide your body with the anti-aging benefits you’ve been searching for? It’s true! Lifting weights can be a key indicator for your health and mortality … and how well your body looks while doing it!
As our bodies age, we lose muscle fibers. When we lose muscle fibers then our skin gets more wrinkles and it sags. This is where weight training comes in. As you continue to lift weights, you add additional stress to your muscles (this is a good thing), and this reduces the speed at which muscle fibers are lost. Weight training will also add additional muscle fibers to help build strength. This additional tension on the muscles will cause positive stress to be added to bones, in turn, making them stronger as well.
Studies show that people who strength train at least 3 times per week have shown to have reversing effects of aging on their genes. They have also shown to extend out buffers on their chromosomes which leads to a longer biological age. The brain, just like our muscles, deteriorates with age. Studies have shown that repeated exercises, specifically deadlifts and squats, have maintained brain size and function. Strength training at least 2 times per week has shown to reduce the amount of lesions in the brain, directly improving short-term memory.
Isn’t that reason enough to make you want to start lifting some iron?
It’s never too late to start! Contact me to help get a program set up for you!
* Be sure you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program.