Marietta, GA (PRWEB) September 23, 2004
Most of us have been told that as we get older, we should just take it easy. After all, weÂve worked hard our entire lives. Right? Wrong. Dead wrong. In fact, taking it easy could, in fact, be the worst thing we can do as we get older.
ÂAfter we reach the age of 30, we basically have two choices,Â explains Phyllis Rogers, author of Over 40 & GettinÂ Stronger ÂGain Strength and Build Muscle as Fast as a 21-Year-Old (Fitness Press, $19.95 at http://www.StrongOver40.com) and Certified Specialist in Fitness for Older Adults. ÂWe can either begin the long process of becoming weaker or we can work to maintain our strength and actually become stronger.Â We lose half a pound of muscle each year.
You see, if you donÂt use it (your body), youÂre guaranteed to lose it Â to disease, weakness, and injury. But if you do use it, especially if you strength train with weights, you can easily become 100 to 175 percent stronger! No matter what your age Â 40, 65, 85, even 100 years old Â you can gain strength and build muscle as fast as a 21- year-old. HowÂs that for reclaiming your youth?!
If gaining strength like a 21-year-old isnÂt enough motivation, hereÂs a short list of just some of the additional benefits: strength training has been shown to boost energy, reduce colds and fluÂs, reduce the risk of diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, and more. ItÂs proven to help older adults remain independent and self-sufficient. And, it boosts self-esteem, self-worth, and confidence. Now, some doctors even suggest you may reduce your risks for illness and injury by up to 85 percent!
ÂStrength training truly is the closest thing weÂve found to a fountain of youth,Â Rogers concludes. Ready to get started now? Visit http://www.StrongOver40.com and learn three of the most important exercises to recapture your youth! (ItÂs free and easy!)
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