The Closest Thing to the Fountain of Youth

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Most of us have been told that as we get older, we should just take it easy. After all, we’ve 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.

“After we reach the age of 30, we basically have two choices,” explains Phyllis Rogers, author of Over 40 & Gettin’ Stronger —Gain Strength and Build Muscle as Fast as a 21-Year-Old (Fitness Press, $19.95 at and Certified Specialist in Fitness for Older Adults. “We can either begin the long process of becoming weaker or we can work to maintain our strength and actually become stronger.” We lose half a pound of muscle each year.

You see, if you don’t use it (your body), you’re guaranteed to lose it — 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 — 40, 65, 85, even 100 years old — you can gain strength and build muscle as fast as a 21- year-old. How’s that for reclaiming your youth?!

If gaining strength like a 21-year-old isn’t enough motivation, here’s a short list of just some of the additional benefits: strength training has been shown to boost energy, reduce colds and flu’s, reduce the risk of diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, and more. It’s 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!

“Strength training truly is the closest thing we’ve found to a fountain of youth,” Rogers concludes. Ready to get started now? Visit and learn three of the most important exercises to recapture your youth! (It’s free and easy!)

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