The anti-aging benefits of exercise particularly weight training are astounding. I recently read a great book called “Strength for Life” by Shawn Phillips. This book walks you through a life plan that will keep you energized, revitalized, young and fit for life. It is a blueprint for health and wellness.
The reason I mention the book is because of its very insightful visuals and easy to understand methods to get you on the right track to a healthy and successful future.
The author paints a picture of our belief that we will all age with an expectation of failing health and greatly reduced ability. He talks about how we recognize and celebrate people who have aged well with strength, health and agility and treat them like they are remarkable when the reality is, everyone can live a life of vitality if they want to. We need to stop believing and expecting to grow old and unwell and start looking after our bodies.
AGED LIVING or AGELESS Living…It is a choice
Once you adopt a life of fitness and wellness with an emphasis on strength training, you too will be able to live your life at the top of the hill!
Just in case you need a reminder of the ageless benefits of weight training, here are 10 great reasons to add this to your fitness routine;
1) Muscle burns more calories even at rest
2) Muscle improves your body shape
3) Reduce your risk of disease including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke and even dementia and Alzheimer’s
4) Add years to your life
5) Improve happiness
6) Feel empowered
7) Reduce stress
8) Improve sleep quality
9) Improve bone density – very important as we age
10) Become more flexible improving ability to perform everyday functions
Let your journey to a better life begin today. Take your first step to ensuring you never go over that hill!