As we grow older it is common to find our strength and ketodietposts physical functional ability waning. The tasks and activities that were once easy start to become harder and take longer to do. Usually we say to ourselves “Oh well, I am getting older so it is to be expected”. But the reality is what we should be saying to ourselves is “Oh well, I sure have been neglecting my body’s strength so I guess I am just paying the price”.
We can look around our friends and family and wonder why some of them remain more active than others of a similar age. We used to believe that loss of muscular, legalsolid strength combined with increased body fat levels and the entry into disease states was just a part of getting older and there was nothing one could do about it.
But the real culprit that saps our strength and makes us more susceptible to disease is the loss of muscle tissue that comes from not doing enough muscle building and maintaining activity. We cannot just blame it all on the aging process as our body does not actually know how,valorantis old it is. But it does know when the brain stops receiving messages that strength is needed so it slides into a slow downward health spiral.
There is simply not enough strengthening ‘work’ for our muscles anymore so they shrink from being underutilized. When they shrink our ability to process and,gamerdidi burn fuel (calories) declines as well and we tend to increase body fat as our metabolic motor coughs, splutters and slows down.
As we lose muscle tissue our body takes on an unattractive spider like look with thinner limbs and a bigger tummy from the extra fat being stored inside the abdomen. But the good news is that strength training fights all of the declines in muscular size, shape and function, basketoffers and the loss of the attractiveness of our physical body. When we rebuild our over-all body strength with proper exercise we can:
1. Increase our muscle strength and endurance to make our day easier
2. Retain and add muscle tissue which is the most metabolically active tissue we have
3. Increase physical function and lower risk of injury and functional limitations
4. Lose excess fat weight and make keeping it off easier.
Together, these wonderful health benefits of strengthening exercise help slow the negative effects of getting older, increase the quality and the quantity of life, give greater disease protection along with helping you look and feel better, too.
We can either sit back and accept it and slide down the slippery slope or fight back and gain some more quality time in this world. To fight back we need to get and, lastgain stay strong which means we have to take action and get started on an intentional proper strength training program 2-3 times each week and never stop. When you think about it, it is so little to give to get so much back in return. When you experience the multitude of health benefits you will wish you had started years ago.
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Carolyn Hansen is a certified fitness expert and fitness center owner who in her nearly 30 years of fitness and bodybuilding competition experience she has helped thousands of people start their journey towards losing weight, becoming strong, fit and youthful at any age.