July 14, 2009
A natural result of aging is loss of muscle and loss of bone density.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Most muscle and bone density loss is due to inactivity. Lack of stress or resistance on the muscles.
You hear people blame their lack of activity on “getting old”. There’s saying that goes like this. “As the mind goes – so goes the body.” Is your vision one of “getting old” or vibrant health.
When you start losing muscle because of inactivity, you start losing bone mass as well. When you lack muscle tone and bone mass, it takes more energy to do things. You get tired faster. It’s a downward spiral. One thing leads to another.
You can reverse this trend with simple resistance exercises. When you properly exercise your muscles it puts a good kind of stress on your bones. This causes a chemical reaction in your bones and increases their density over time. Even people with Osteoporosis can in many cases reverse it and start building stronger, denser, bones.
What type of exercises do I recommend? Simple body weight exercises like squats, lunges and push-ups.
If you’d like to stay young and have strong muscles and strong bones – Exercise. You can get all the results you need in an hour or less per week.
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All the best,