Do you want to change but just need the right info and a reminder from someone like myself?
I’m looking for people like myself at one point who are currently inactive or not doing quite enough, and may be carrying some extra weight.
I can show you what’s worked for me and many many others. It’s all based on the latest science - really simple and interesting ideas - no fads - and tons of leeway and best of all nothing extreme or worse boring !
I want to create a community here where we all support and inspire each other and just keep improving - as the legendary Emile Coue famously said “Every day in every way I’m getting better and better”. He helped millions of people
How a sedentary lifestyle affects your body.
Strength training builds more than muscles.
Sedentary lifestyles increase all causes of mortality, double the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity, and increase the risks of colon cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, depression and anxiety. The UCSD study found that physical inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle also cause cells to age more rapidly.
Strength training has bone benefits beyond those offered by aerobic weight-bearing exercise. It targets bones of the hips, spine, and wrists, which are the sites most likely to fracture. What's more, resistance workouts — particularly those that include moves emphasizing power and balance — enhance strength and stability.
Aerobic exercise can reverse aging effects.
Scientists discovered that this “exercise effect on muscle stem cells and tissue repair come down to a tiny protein called cyclin D1.” Aerobic exercise has a way of “restoring these cyclin D1 levels in dormant stem cells back to youthful levels… effectively accelerating muscle stem cell regeneration.” This means jogging, swimming, cycling, and other aerobic activities can help older people recover as quickly and efficiently as their younger selves.
As we age, our brain and nervous system lose neurons.
Neural drive, rate of force development in the muscles, and motor control all wane into the senior years, resulting in declines in peripheral nerve function and diminished cognitive function. Engaging in powerful movements, such as sprinting and brisk lifting of light weights, and regularly challenging yourself with complex and novel movements, like dancing, climbing, or running an obstacle course, help maintain central nervous system function, sharpness of movement, reaction time, and neural drive.