Lean Muscle Mass Builds Immunity and Slows the Aging Process…

Proper strengthening exercise can slow and even reverse many components of the aging process and is likely the single most effective way to lengthen and add quality of life. Challenging exercise is empowered to rejuvenate you and take years off your chronological age – it truly is the closest thing to an anti-aging pill.

Human bodies are living systems that require movement and muscular activity in order to function properly.

The muscles are the engine of our body where energy is released, power is produced and movement originates.

On the surface, muscles provide form, strength and balance. They go way beyond just looks. When in top shape, they offer support and shock absorption for the lower back and the plasticity needed for flexibility that tendons and ligament do not so it’s important that you don’t short change the role they play. They are essential to keeping the immune system functioning properly and since the immune system is responsible for detecting and fighting off infections as well as detecting and destroying cancer cells, they can literally save your life.

Lean muscle tissue is crucially important for the immune system in two ways:

Muscle is the primary site in the body where glutamine is formed. Glutamine is an amino acid used as a necessary fuel source by many cells of the immune system – without it they cannot function

Lean muscle tissue is your body’s only way of storing protein. This extra protein is essential because when you get sick, your body will draw on it to produce new antibodies and the white blood cells needed to fight off infection or find and attack cancerous cells. So, if you allow your muscles to shrink and waste away as you get older – if you are not strength training to maintain them, you are losing your ability to create the cells you need to fight off illness.

When illness or injury strikes older people they have a harder time recovering from it because they have lost too much of their muscle and don’t have any reserve of protein to call on when they get sick or injured.

Strength training can increase both the number and the amount of activity of several different types of immune cells – especially the ones whose primary jobs are to detect and destroy cancerous and virus-infected cells.

Additionally, when the heart rate increases, it helps remove germs and speeds the circulation of antibodies and white blood cells (natural kill cells) throughout the body. Studies reveal that white blood cell counts can increase anywhere from 50 to 300 percent after a vigorous exercise session.

Stress is another energy/life killer, it hampers the immune system, increasing the chance of illness. It’s exercise that slows down the release of stress-related hormones and helps relieve stress in a direct way by providing an outlet for and consuming much of the nervous energy that stress produces and indirectly by helping to shift one’s focus away from the external factors causing the stress.

The amount of muscle you have and how much you retain is determined for the most part simply by how much use your muscles get. Use them frequently and you can maintain their strength. Ignore them and suffer the consequences.

Increase the demands made on your bones and muscles, push them to the limits of their capacity by exercise and you can actually increase their strength no matter your age.  Your body responds by maintaining stronger ones.

Exercise adds years to your life and life to your years and strength training is the most effective thing you can do to reverse the aging process. You actually change the makeup of your blood for eight to twelve hours after exercising properly. So for the majority of the day, you’re regenerating cells and building a better body and brain.

People that age well and seem younger than their years, exercise regularly, retain their lean tissue mass and as a result enjoy a longer life with fewer illnesses and sharper mental clarity.

Challenging exercise will increase your lean muscle mass, and your metabolic rate – burning more calories and producing more energy. This is the real secret to turning back the aging clock.

Your body is empowered to slow down the aging process and restore itself to a level of wellness that it may no longer be experiencing. Superior health. the kind that pays off long-term, involves maintaining healthy body weight throughout life, eating a healthy diet, and having sufficient physical activity in our lives.

The information here, when implemented as suggested, will be life changing and you will enjoy greater health like never before.

“Reclaim Your Longevity” can help you do just that…

For more tools and resources from Carolyn Hansen to assist you in attaining your health and fitness goals and achieving the success you desire in life, please visit:

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Reverse the Aging Process with Strength Training

With advancing age, comes change. However, the changes that occur are accelerated or stalled depending on our actions. Whatever we continually put into play mentally and physically becomes our world…including our health – the foundation of all other things.

If our lives have been sedentary for the most part, then aging means weight gain, lost muscle mass and suffering from aches and pains – all the result of being out of shape. If we have not cared for our body physically, then our diet has likely suffered through the years too. A sedentary lifestyle coupled with poor nutrition is a formula for the early onset of disease and “age acceleration.”

Wearing glasses and hearing aids and engaging in cosmetic surgical procedures as well as dying one’s hair are all popular and effective methods of adapting to some of the “effects” of aging. However, they only ease the effects and do nothing to stop the aging process itself.

The most effective thing that can be done to “reverse the aging process” is to engage in regular strength training exercise.

Muscles are the engines of our body where energy is released, power is produced and movement originates. Because the condition of our engine has a lot to do with the way we look, feel and function, strong muscles are very advantageous and the only way to get strong muscles is to use them.

Muscle mass is mandatory for healthy living and longevity. But, the reality is, you and I (and everyone else) have been losing muscle and gaining fat every day since sometime in our twenties and studies reveal that most of this muscle loss is due to the fact that we’ve stopped doing active things that require muscle power – not because we age.  This gradual loss of muscle mass starts a vicious cycle as it weakens the entire body. The immune system, nerve cells, hormones and other chemicals are all negatively affected.

The truth is, if you are not building muscle, then you’re losing it. If your body is not receiving the necessary stimulus to trigger muscle growth, a slow process of muscle atrophy or wasting begins. This loss of muscle tissue directly or indirectly causes the degenerative processes and conditions that characterize the aging process.

In other words, lack of movement is devastating to the human body.

Since most of us are employed in jobs that don’t require maximum use of our muscles, we need to create avenues that actively engage and put them to use. Strength training is the answer.

Only strength training can prevent age-related muscle loss. No other form of exercise or physical activity is adequate. Strength training is not only the most effective exercise in addressing the biomarkers that affect how young we look, but more importantly, how young we feel. It is empowered to reverse many components of the aging process and is probably the single most effective way to lengthen life.

Although aerobic activity helps your heart (the most effective fitness programs consist of strengthening component and a cardiovascular component), they alone fail to stop muscle loss. Just being “active” is not enough either. Becoming stronger is key. It’s what helps you remain active for your entire life.

Strength training makes you stronger and improves the quality of your life no matter when you begin. Even if you are currently enjoying your nineties, strength training can add valuable, active years to your life.  In fact, six months of proper strength training has the power to turn back one of the body’s molecular clocks and rejuvenate aging muscles to the extent that they are nearly as powerful as those found in someone much younger.

If you’ve been searching for the perfect anti-aging pill, search no more. Proper strength training exercise can rejuvenate and take years off your chronological age and it’s all natural.  In other words, proper exercise adds years to your life and life to your years. It does not matter if you are a 40-year-old runner or 75-year-old retiree when you begin.

Bottom line is this

Strength is not a luxury as we age. Increasing strength is now a proven way to make the aging process turn around at the genetic level within the cell. It is an absolute necessity for longevity and health. Strong muscles lead to strong bones and increased bone mineral density.

Those that age well and seem younger than their years, retain their lean tissue mass and have a longer life, fewer illnesses, and better mental functioning.

The right exercise program will increase your lean muscle mass, and your metabolic rate – burning more calories and producing more energy. This is the real secret to turning back the aging clock.

Your body has the potential and the power, to slow down the aging process and restore itself to a level of wellness that it may no longer be experiencing. Superior health. the kind that pays off long-term, involves maintaining healthy body weight throughout life, eating a healthy diet, and having sufficient physical activity in our lives.

The information here, when implemented as suggested, will be life changing and you will enjoy greater health like never before.

“Reclaim Your Longevity” can help you do just that…

For more tools and resources from Carolyn Hansen to assist you in attaining your health and fitness goals and achieving the success you desire in life, please visit:

Carolyn Hansen Fitness

Mighty Muscle Magic…

The biological role of skeletal muscles goes far beyond locomotion and, it’s becoming crystal clear that the benefits derived from our muscular system are essential to our health.

The muscular system, our largest energy facility, is responsible for keeping our metabolic system intact. It protects us against metabolic and hormonal decline, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Muscle strength not only makes every task and activity easier to perform, but the amount of toned muscle also relates to control of body weight, bone health, cellular rejuvenation and a reduced risk of certain diseases.

As an aging adult, few things impact the quality of life as much as seeing your functional strength decrease. Lose enough strength, and you’ll no longer be able to perform even the basic functions of daily living and this in turn dramatically effects how you feel about yourself and your level of happiness.

What causes muscle downgrade?

Hormonal disorders such as insulin resistance, inflammatory disease, dietary abuse, nutritional deficiencies and chemical toxicity all contribute to muscle downgrade, however, the main culprit is not doing enough muscle building and maintenance activity. In other words…living a sedentary lifestyle.

One of the most powerful and important things you can do to reverse muscle and bone loss is strength training. It is the perfect anecdote and the only type of exercise that stimulates the release of HGH. Human Growth Hormone helps your body build more youthful muscle tissue.

The body is a very efficient machine. If your muscles are not being stimulated, you are basically sending the message to your body that you no longer need lean muscle mass. Since muscle mass is an energy costly substance to maintain, if your body doesn’t need it, it wants to get rid of it.

Strength training however, sends the message to your body loud and clear that it still needs to be strong and needs this muscle to complete your daily strength training exercises.

If you are currently trying to shed fat, the more muscle you have, the easier it is to lose because your resting metabolic rate is fast and working for you. And, let’s not forget about what strong healthy muscles do to build strength in our joints and bones as well. Osteoporosis is a serious condition that sadly impacts far too many older adults. Without actively strengthening their muscles, their bones get weak and brittle and all it takes is one small misstep to happen that breaks a bone.

Maintaining your lean muscle mass is mandatory if you want to live a long productive life. As a bonus, you’ll get a boost to your self-esteem and self-confidence. You’ll feel better about the way you look as you maintain that fit appearance.

Your body was made to move. Keeping your body in shape not only makes you feel younger and stronger, but also might just save your life. Remember, it’s never too late to start. You are better off doing something now than just letting your health continue to decline due to the process of aging.

If you truly want to stop the aging process, you need to put an exchange your sedentary lifestyle for one that promotes muscle strength.

Strength training is key.

If you can only do one type of exercise variation, resistance training should be your number one choice. It is the one exercise that will make all your muscles stronger, boost your immune system and is empowered to restore your manhood.

Everything you need to know to slow down and even reverse the aging clock can be found in my anti-aging library of help: “Reclaim Your Longevity.”

Stretching Exercises Increase Flexibility

With so much focus on losing weight and the benefits that strength training provides us, we sometimes overlook one very important pre-aspect of successful strength training – flexibility.

Truth is, stretching exercises that increase flexibility are easily some of the most overlooked forms of exercise, yet flexibility is the reason you can perform in the first place!

Most anyone who goes to the gym and works out knows of the importance of stretching before beginning their exercise routine, however, stretching exercises are not created equal. Let’s examine the types of stretching you can perform.

 

Types of stretching:

Dynamic stretching:

This type of stretching requires you to move your body through an increased range of motion using body-weight movements like lunges, push-ups, squats, side lunges or jumping jacks before beginning your workout. Unlike static stretching that is passive, dynamic stretching is “active” since the muscle you are using is contracting and relaxing. Performed correctly, you should be in a “light-sweat” and ready for your cardio or lifting session afterward.

Static stretching:

This type of stretching is not as beneficial before working out but best used after you are finished working out. When you perform this type of stretch, you must elongate the muscle and hold that position for a defined amount of time – usually around 20-30 seconds. It is a passive stretch that allows the muscle to adapt slowly and remain relaxed throughout the entire exercise. Static stretching can alleviate muscle soreness. It is a safe way to begin – especially for individuals that have led sedentary lives.

Ballistic stretching:

Sometimes confused with dynamic stretching, this type of stretching is intense and uses bouncing movements to push your body past its normal/comfortable range of motion. Dynamic stretching does not require any bouncing or jerking motion nor does it push muscles past their normal range of motion. However, stretching movements that are too forceful can easily damage soft tissue such as ligaments and tendons around joints eventually causing tendinitis. Small muscle tears lead to reduced flexibility and range of movement.

Because of the danger of straining or pulling a muscle, ballistic stretching is usually not recommended for those who simply want to stay in shape or improve flexibility. Static stretching is much more gentle on the muscles and a much better choice.

To summarize:

Stretching is the key to increasing flexibility. The more flexible you are the easier it is to perform daily tasks as well as your workout routine without incurring injury.

Static stretching is best used after your work-out when your muscles are warm and your joints and ligaments are more elastic.

Dynamic stretching: Best used before a work-out because it actively engages the muscles to relax and contract.

Ballistic training: Best left to the pros. Always consult your trainer before performing this type of stretching.

Be aware that even stretching can be overdone. Too much static stretching and you’ve opened the door to injury.

In order to maintain mobility your joints need attention. If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. Just as our muscles wilt and shrink from disuse and age, if we don’t pay close attention to our flexibility, we lose that too! Every joint should be taken through a full range of movements daily for maximum flexibility.

Stretching and flexing your muscles should not stay at the gym. If you are really interested in maintaining or increasing your flexibility, static stretches should be done daily.

If you fail to challenge your joints and muscles to stay strong they will continue to weaken and fail.

* Everything you need to know to slow down and even reverse the aging clock can be found in my anti-aging library of help: “Reclaim Your Longevity.”

Lifestyle Based Anti-Aging…

 

As we evolve, we progressively obtain new answers to age-old questions and much of this new knowledge is positive and exciting – 

Studies Prove –

Over 30 years of research reveals that the more you change your lifestyle (particularly in areas of physical activity and nutrition) the more your health improves because you turn off the bad genes that lead you down the path of poor health and turn on the good genes that protect you by turning on self-healing processes that promote longevity and stellar health.

Adopt the right lifestyle changes and you can alter how you age by lengthening rather than shortening the telomeres located on the ends of DNA thereby slowing or even reversing the aging process from within.

The result is super-health or super-wellness at the cellular level as old worn out cells and tissues get replaced with new younger, healthier, stronger ones, turning back the biological clock in your body, muscles and brain.

 

Super Wellness

Super-wellness is proactive. It’s about building a strong disease resistant body and finding and eliminating the cause of disease – not just managing the symptoms. It’s about staying well when you are healthy, and extending middle age into the far reaches of old age. It’s about increasing the healthy span of aging, and avoiding the worst aspects of old age until the last minute.

There are two strategies that are gaining popularity as new lifestyle-based anti-aging plans that literally change what goes on with the DNA that is involved in disease and the aging process. Not surprisingly, those two strategies are exercise and healthy eating. Lucky for us, both these things are well within our personal control.

 

The Goals of any Anti-aging Lifestyle are, (at any age):

Robust healing and cell renewal – activating the self-healing processes

Healthier – beyond simply “not being sick”

Strength and high energy – regardless of age

Hampering/slowing/reversing the aging process

Improving body composition – muscle to fat ratio

Achieving a health span that equals life span

To be free of and not at risk of disease and to experience wellness through every decade of life. That’s what anti-aging is about. By choosing to be proactive and responsible, you develop a strong sense of personal identity and empowerment for your own health.

The reality is, a decent old age is something that only we are empowered to deliver to ourselves. By adopting an anti-aging diet and lifestyle that includes challenging exercise, you’ll have a real chance of adding decades of additional happy and healthy living to your lifespan.

Those who succeed with anti-aging practices are those who believe in the values of independence, productivity and self-care in later life. For them, anti-aging practices become a way of life – a lifestyle driver. Are those values important to you?

As you consciously, with effort, develop these positive habits, you strengthen your inner resources, reinforcing all healthy habits and propelling yourself towards real health, real growth and real success.

You don’t need to age the way your parents and grandparents did. It’s time to set an example of how hot your 60’s and beyond can really be.

Everything you need to know to slow down and even reverse the aging clock can be found in my anti-aging library of help: “Reclaim Your Longevity.”

 

For more tools and resources from Carolyn Hansen to assist you in attaining your health and fitness goals and achieving the success you desire in life, please visit:

Carolyn Hansen Fitness

Make Your Muscles Stronger and Rekindle Your ManHood

Cancer, heart disease, diabetes and dozens of other physical afflictions are threatening us in ways never seen in the history of humankind.

Unfortunately, this especially applies to the overall health of our men. Compared to women, men are more at risk for big killer diseases like heart disease and cancer and are twice as likely to keel over.

Many men (women also) have fallen victim to the “disuse syndrome” of the modern world.

The result is that precious muscle tissue is being siphoned from the body, taking overall body strength and slowly downgrading health. This loss of muscle tissue causes them to age faster than necessary.

Millions of men worldwide are suffering from the effects of our modern environment and healthy testosterone levels, essential to male health, are declining at alarming rates.

Male “health issues” effected are:

Muscle, bone and joint pain and conditions

Fatigue and depression

Physical weakness

Over fat and under muscled

Swollen prostate problems

Dwindling mental capacity

Low sex-drive

Sperm counts are going down across the globe. It seems that erectile dysfunction has become the accepted norm for middle-aged men.

Bottom line is waistlines are expanding while penises and libidos shrink. Firm has become soft and tight has become loose. Strength, endurance and power are slowly disappearing.

This sad condition barely existed just 15 years ago, yet today feeds billions of dollars into pharmaceutical companies.

Low testosterone is associated with numerous maladies and a decreased quality of life. If you are male, consistently tired, flat and even feel “down in the dumps” a lot then your testosterone levels are likely suffering.

Hormones are nothing to be messing with. They are powerful and determine how fast or slow we age, how strong and fit we are and whether we become overweight or remain slim, or stay well or succumb to disease.

The primary causes of testosterone loss are two-fold.

Not surprisingly, the big one and the one we have the most control over is our level of physical activity.

Being sedentary is a sure-fire way to kiss testosterone, the essential male hormone goodbye.

The other cause is harder for us to control individually…it involves exposure to the many toxins in our environment that have chemical structure that closely resembles estrogen – the female hormone.

These “estrogen impostors” travel through the body and attach themselves to estrogen receptors in your organs, cells and tissues and then send out instructions that start to break down and feminize the body.

Year of damage that these impostors inflict damage and cause your “get up and go” to begin to evaporate, your belly and face become bloated and your once very healthy sex drive begins to fade away. This eventually leads towards more lethargy and disease.

The good news is, even if you have already entered middle age or even older still, it’s never too late to make positive changes. You can regain the strength and muscle mass of younger days, get your hormones humming and watch your excess body fat melt away as your toned muscles appear.

Make Exercise a Priority

Without enough muscle building and maintaining activity a man’s musculature eventually is reduced by up to 50 percent. This eventually puts him in a nursing home – frail, disabled and unable to take care of himself.

If your health account is currently overdrawn, don’t lose hope. You can dig yourself out of health debt. It requires making more deposits than withdrawals over time – the same way the money in your bank account grows.

You must shift your perspective. Exercise must no longer be thought of as a frivolous pastime but as a top priority because it is a form of preventative medicine.

It’s all about taking responsibility. Bodies were designed to be  active, very active and our modern world has conspired to remove that activity, it’s up to us to consciously replace it with intentional exercise if we want to maintain a healthy body.

Diminished muscle strength and mass effects more than our looks.  It is seriously linked to declines in the immune system which opens the door to life-threatening disease not to mention weaker bones, stiffer joints and slumping postures.

Strength training is key.

If you can only do one type of exercise variation, resistance training should be your number one choice. It is the one exercise that will make all your muscles stronger, boost your immune system and is empowered to restore your manhood.

Everything you need to know to slow down and even reverse the aging clock can be found in my anti-aging library of help: “Reclaim Your Longevity.”

Exercise – Empowers You With Health and Happiness

Happiness is almost a world-wide obsession these days.  The self-help shelves of bookstores and online websites are laden with offerings that promise to help you find or achieve happiness. But can they?

Happiness could be defined as simply “feeling good”. It doesn’t mean life is perfect but rather that our lives generally have a sense of direction, purpose and meaning.

When we have an overall sense of satisfaction and contentment we can say we are happy.

For many though, happiness is hard to obtain. In fact, research is showing evidence of a rising tide of this spirit of unhappiness in most advanced societies. A decline in the number of people who regard themselves as “happy” is being documented and seems to be consistent with the staggering increase in cases of depression in the last decade.

Sadly, there has been a 400 percent increase in anti-depressant drugs prescribed and close to 10 percent of us now take mood-enhancement drugs for this current common problem which was once a rare condition.

One of the downsides of this “loss of happiness” is the need to replace what has been lost with external sources such as alcohol and drugs, food and overeating, relationships or material items.

Some of these things may give temporary relief but do not provide long-term happiness, joy, peacefulness or contentment. Could it be these things are being lost to us as our world becomes more and more sedentary and inactive?

 

Hormone Reduction

The widespread lack of physical activity in our modern technology driven “easy, comfortable” lives means we experience lowered endorphin levels on an ongoing basis.

Endorphins are nature’s “feel good” hormones and are manufactured in the brain during intense physical activity. Endorphins lift your mood, calm you; relieve stress AND make you happy. They elevate your mood long after the exercise session has stopped, and help to keep us mentally and emotionally stable.

You could call it “meditation in motion”. After an exercise session, you will often find that you have forgotten the day’s irritations and when you regularly shed your daily tensions through movement and physical activity, the resulting stress relief, energy and optimism boost can help you remain calm and clear in everything that you do. It spills over positively into every aspect of your life.

Many people are missing out on this natural “inner” magic because they think they are too busy, don’t have time, are too stressed or that they simply don’t need to bother to take time out to exercise. But when you neglect your health and your body all of your life goals are balancing on a shaky platform making being “happy” so much more elusive.

Happiness is definitely one of the key ingredients to health.

Improving fitness not only positively affects the outside of the body, but affects our “inner sense of well-being” as well. This goes hand in hand with being “fit.”  You often cannot put your finger on it or cannot identify it – you just feel really good…inside.

It is an inner awareness, an inner peace and harmony, a feeling of being whole and complete within oneself and from this radiates happiness – all from the inside out. This then leads on to that state of appreciation, sense of satisfaction and contentment with your lot in life and finally a perception of balance and peace.

We may wonder why our culture does not nurture this and prefers to have us popping pills with harmful side effects. No pills can ever match the feelings that physical movement can give us…and…..no prescription required.

Somehow; we must once again take pride in being in control of our own life, our health, our body and our well-being and the answer is not in doctors and pills – it is inside of each of us.

This simple exercise solution is easily accessed for just a little time and effort and if you listen to the messages your body is sending you that something is missing it could be saying “I REALLY need exercise?”

We have all heard the saying “happiness comes from within” and the good news is, this solution is available to all of us, is easily accessed for little cost except a little time and effort.

Try it and see for yourself.

The challenges that arise in our senior years can be anticipated and planned for by making smart decisions now – those that contribute to our ultimate goal of healthy longevity.

All my products support a whole body approach that supports both the body and the mind. If you are serious about achieving a truly healthy lifestyle, one of youth and vitality – “Reclaim Your Longevity” was created for you.

It will absolutely help you in every area of your life to stay as young, healthy and vibrant as possible.

Lose that Excess Weight and Add Years to Your Life

Eating poorly and carrying excess weight increases your risk of many serious illnesses and diseases and shortens your lifespan robbing you of many vibrant healthy years. It lowers the quality of your life, physically, mentally and emotionally.

But, diets are not the long-term answer. In fact, it has been proven over and over that 95% of all diets fail. Diets simply entice us with promises of quick, easy weight loss. Because diets in general are so restrictive, all they do is set you up for failure from the start. Many are so low in caloric intake that you won’t have energy to continue with them for more than a few weeks.

It is far better to develop a healthy eating plan – one that you can follow for the rest of your life than to pin your hopes on a short term diet than will never provide long-term results.

Another problem with “diets” is that although they most often produce quick weight loss at the outset, they cause serious issues with your metabolism (your body’s engine) and cause it to slow to a crawl. How in the heck do you plan on burning calories and taking weight off if your “weight-loss engine” is crawling?

You need to understand that when you skip a meal or go on a crash diet your metabolism slows to conserve your energy. Your body will also feel threatened after a few days and then the “brakes go on” because your body is fooled into believing it is starving and must go into survival mode. It fights to conserve your fat stores and the weight loss you experience is likely due to the elimination of water.

The result is you must eat less and less in order to keep losing weight. Not a healthy situation physically or mentally. You’ll eventually become discouraged and give up and fall back into your old eating habits.

In truth, you do not need to sign up for a commercial diet program (designed for temporary use), purchase special foods or dietary supplements. Neither do you need to use diet pills in order to succeed with weight loss. The very best thing you can do for yourself is to start eating healthy right now and continue to do so for the rest of your life.

The journey to weight loss and better health and longevity is not a “one big event.” It is made up of hundreds of small steps, each one contributing something towards your success. Every healthy meal you enjoy or workout you perform is like a deposit into your health account. All these accumulated deposits add up to a healthy balance that continues to grow.

One step at a time…meal by meal and workout by workout is the way to go. Simply begin replacing your not-so-good habits and not-so-good food with better habits and better food.

The reality is, weight-loss has to be a long-term solution for it to work. There is no short-term solution.

One of the first things you need to do when beginning a weight loss journey is to detoxify your body. Toxins can damage your organs, glands and cause increased inflammation in your body. They are also behind many headaches and generally make you feel “unwell.” But the worst thing of all is that they cause weight gain…the exact opposite of what you are trying to achieve.

The formula for dieting success is simple:

Eat plenty of fresh natural whole foods provided by Mother Nature herself. Avoid any processed or refined sugary foods and try to drink plenty of clean water daily – skip the fruit juices and soda.

  • Adopt a proper exercise program that contains mostly strength training exercises in order to increase your “metabolic fitness.”
  • Eat clean. This means you minimize the amount of ingested foods that contain toxins such as preservatives, pesticides (always wash your fresh produce), antibiotics, and heavy metals (such as mercury found in some species of fish).
  • Choose unprocessed organic fruits and veggies along with grass fed organic meats when possible.

Baseline diet fundamentals

You  must find ways to implement these eight factors:

  1. Start the journey strong and continue strong.
  1. Burn more fuel (calories) than you consume.
  1. Eat ‘clean’ at least 80 percent of the time.
  1. Eat 5-7 small meals each day every 2-3 hours.
  1. Make the time to prepare those meals the night before.
  1. Take food with you wherever you go so there is no excuse for not eating the right thing.
  1. Eat quality protein at each of your meals.
  1. Create meals containing 300 – 400 calories.

When you have these fundamentals firmly in place in your life at least 80 percent of the time you will not have an excess body fat problem. It will be long gone! Your health will improve as well as your quality of life. 

All my products address a whole body approach that supports both the body and the mind. If you are serious about achieving a truly healthy lifestyle, one of youth and vitality – “Reclaim Your Longevity” was created for you.

It will absolutely help you in every area of your life to stay as young, healthy and vibrant as possible, squeezing every ounce of life out of every minute of your life!

Is Your Body “Regenerating” or “Degenerating?”

 

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The human body is an amazing “chemical reactor.”

All systems and functions in the body are controlled by chemical reactions that relay messages to every single cell in every tissue, organ and system in the body when to repair, rebuild and renew.

However “growth” chemical reactions require the proper stimulus in order to be triggered into action and the key to triggering them is “movement.”

“Movement is the stimulus that triggers the chemical reactions that send ‘living’ messages of renewal to the cells.”

The human body is tremendously efficient at converting body tissue into life-sustaining energy-so anything not being used weakens, withers and eventually dies. It’s simply the way of nature. What is not used is discarded. The opposite is true when we actually ‘use’ the body as it was intended…actively. We then relay the message chemically that the body is being used and needs constant rebuilding.

Natural activity and movement came naturally for our great-grand parents as simple daily survival demanded intense physical activity. However, we are not our ancestors and rarely is enough physical exercise packed into the typical day to stimulate the body to “live” rather than begin the process of dying and millions of lives are being cut short because of it.

These days, we barely have to move in order to survive. Even food is as close as our cell phones which for most people is never further away than their closest pocket.

It’s not a bad thing, it’s just the way life has evolved. Our lifestyles have shifted because our needs as humans have shifted. Survival in our ancestor’s times was more about physical survival while the “new survival” is mostly mental in nature.

 

However…

…that does not negate the fact that the physical body still needs those vital “chemical reactions” to occur that catalyze the physical cells to keep “repairing, rebuilding and renewing” themselves.

 

It’s not about trying to copy what our ancestors did…it’s about adjusting our lives to include the proper amount of challenging movement. Without that message/chemical reaction, the body begins to decay and decompose. Disease and disorder set in.

Because movement is the magic that sends mighty messages about the status of our “will to live” and lack of movement is potion that is literally “killing” us, it’s obvious…we must make “movement” a priority again. Unfortunately, being “busy” throughout the day running around doing errands does not quality.

The first requirement towards releasing those “growth and repair” hormonal chemical reactions is to build muscle and you do this by engaging major muscle groups using a range of movements under adequate load.

 

Bottom line:

Sitting around and living a sedentary no exercise lifestyle encourages the body to decay while challenging your muscles with the right activity and proper exercise causes “growth and repair” hormones (such as the human growth hormone) to be stimulated and work their magic.”

Without a doubt, movement is the primary key to keeping us strong, healthy, disease free and alive. Without it, our bodies suffer with weak muscles, weak bones and a weak immune system. That’s a high price to pay for sitting still wouldn’t you say?

The truth is, you are either in “regeneration” mode or “degeneration” mode by being actively engaged in movement or sitting sedentary like a duck waiting to be shot. What messages are you sending your body?

Your body has the potential and the power, to slow down the aging process and restore itself to a level of wellness that it may no longer be experiencing. Superior health. the kind that pays off long-term, involves maintaining healthy body weight throughout life, eating a healthy diet, and having sufficient physical activity in our lives.

“Activate The Self Healing Process Within You” is the “instruction manual” for making it happen. It contains “simple Lifestyle Strategies to help resist aging and maintain superior health.” You’ll learn the best techniques for preparing your body to defend itself against disease no matter how insidious the threat.

The information here, when implemented as suggested, will be life changing and you will enjoy greater health like never before.

Stimulate Your Human Growth Hormone Through Strength Training

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Just as we’ve discovered the power to solve our personal issues lies right within ourselves through the power of our mind and thoughts which create our world, we are also becoming aware that the best anti-aging regimen begins within the body and consists not only of a diet rich in nutrients but a lifestyle that includes the right kind of exercise.

Strength training is at the top of the list of important things you can do that help to slow the aging process from within.

Let’s face it, it’s literally impossible to look youthful without good muscle tone and strength training is the only activity that can give you back that younger, youthful body and stop the ageing process dead in its tracks.

 

HGH – Human Growth Hormone

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Although any kind of activity is good for you including all recreational activities such as walking, jogging, or cycling only strength training (also known as resistance training) will stimulate the release of human growth hormone (HGH), the hormone that helps your body build youthful muscle tissue and use up excess flabby body fat.

HGH regenerates and repairs your cells. It makes your muscles firm, your skin tighter, bones stronger and joints healthier. It maximizes muscles and minimizes body fat creating a nice hourglass shape for women and a powerful superman-style V-shape for men.

Unfortunately, we do not retain the same levels of HGH throughout our life and as we pass age 25 our HGH levels begin to plummet. By the time we reach our 40’s, HGH dips to just 40 percent of what is was at age 20 and when we reach our mid-fifties, it shrinks to a measly 20 percent of what it was.

Proper strength training holds the key to boosting HGH levels by as much as 300 percent as well as slashing the risk of death from diabetes, disease and cancer.

The problem is, too many people are doing the wrong kinds of exercise, the kind that barely moves the HGH needle.

The answer lies in using incredibly efficient and effective movements that simulate a huge surge in HGH in a very short period of time. It is the bare bones kind of “no fluff” exercise that must be adopted and performed if you really want to turn back the clock.

Strength training uses resistance of some kind to strengthen and condition the muscular system. This is achieved using free weights, resistance machines or even body-weight exercises. The amount of resistance a muscle has to work against is important because it determines how strong it is in the end.

Because it really gets our blood pumping (one of the most valuable anti-aging tools), proper resistance exercise makes us feel alive. Because we feel better and stronger, it enriches our life so that we do and experience more.

 

Reverse the Damage

Studies suggest that all it takes is six to twelve months of consistent strength building exercise to reverse decades of muscle loss. That means it’s never too late to start and with dedicated, consistent training you won’t have to wait long to see results.

Once you feel and see the effects of proper strength training exercises, you won’t ever look for other quick fix temporary anti-aging methods.

Slowing the aging process, boosting your energy levels, keeping your physical shape in check is not a huge mystery. It is the result of maintaining healthy high levels of HGH, the youth-enhancing hormone.

It’s about balancing the activities of what you love to do with some challenging strength training and muscle toning exercises…never about giving up anything. If you love to jog, don’t eliminate it, just add a few challenging strength training sessions to your weekly schedule.

If you’re searching for the perfect anti-aging formula and disease prevention, exercise, specifically strength training exercise …the kind that triggers HGH, is your fountain-of-youth.

If you are serious about achieving a truly healthy lifestyle, one of youth and vitality, “Reclaim Your Longevity” was created specifically for you. It will absolutely help you in every area of your life to stay as young, healthy and vibrant as possible.

All my products offer a whole body approach –  one that supports both the body and the mind.

 

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