Exercise to Stop Ageing and Stay Young

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Exercise to Stop Ageing and Stay Young

Being 51 years old, always having been physically active it is important to me to be able to ensure I do all I can to slow the ageing process,  taking care of myself and ensuring my good health lasts for the long haul. This has become particularly important to me having really for the first time in my life suffered from ill health over the last three years. I understand the how important it is to stop ageing and stay young, particularly if I’m going to achieve all my dreams. And you can believe I’m determined to do this.

It amazes me how many people when they reach the age of 50 tend to accept the negative effects of aging as a fact of life and see it as something they have no control over. I believe you do have control, and you sure don’t have to accept old age and being unable to stay healthy, vibrant and young at heart.

I can’t deny that the calendar is moving forward, and I’m ageing day by day. I also find myself challenged by being over weight,  the after effects of my period of ill health and a busy lifestyle. I have made bad choices, eating unhealthily and not going to the gym as regularly as I used to.

I was once passionate about working out and committed to having a great body. So now my commitment is to losing the weight and looking better than I do right now. With my background and experience in the fitness industry I am well-informed about what you need to do to get the physique you strive for, so I rate my chances with my battle with weight.

I am now going back to doing the things that I know are of importance, so I’m going to be a work in progress.  I hope that you join me on my journey through this blog! I plan to share healthy recipes, exercise tips, my workouts, and my diet plan.

Exercise is key to the anti ageing process.  The good news is that regular exercise incorporated into our lifestyle can improve our heart & respiratory function, lower our blood pressure, increase our strength, improve bone density, improve flexibility, quicken our reaction time, reduce body fat, increase muscle mass, and reduce our susceptibility to depression & disease.

Studies have shown that regular exercise by middle aged & elderly people can set back the clock 20-40 years when compared to those who do little or no exercise. Test results show that no matter when a person starts to exercise, significant improvement can be achieved.

Exercise is clearly the best weapon we have to combat disease, to slow down and or reverse the effects of aging. It is no wonder that the experts in the field believe that exercise is the closest thing we have to a Fountain of Youth.

To reap the benefits we must actually exercise on a regular basis. We would be crazy not to considering all the health benefits it can reward us with. For example control type II diabetes, prevent cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, lower blood pressure, relieve stress, and help you to minimize the negative effects that aging can have on the body. You can improve your strength, flexibility, and overall fitness level if you exercise with the appropriate program at least 3 times per week.

So to slow the aging process and live a longer healthier life then exercise is the way to go. If you start exercising, eating right and taking care of yourself now chances are you will live a long and fruitful life.

I’m going to be taking it seriously once again and I’d just love it if I could be the example you need to get those trainers on and start your exercise program to revitalise your life.

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.

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