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What a fabulous role model: Why bodybuilding at age 93 is a great idea

This man epitomizes my values and philosophy about diet, exercise and healthy aging. At age 93, Charles Eugster still engages in intense physical activity with weight lifting and rowing. His message in this TED talk is totally inspirational and inspiring. His message: eat healthy, engage in some form of intense physical exercise on a regular basis...and keep working. He says that retirement accelerates aging. It is important to have a project, goal(s) or profession in life that you are...

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Scientific Breakthrough: Understanding The Benefits of Intense Exercise

Folks, you are NEVER too old to engage in strenuous exercise! In recent years, a flood of scientific research has been reporting that the most efficient and most effective form of exercise is short intervals of high-intensity exercise. Some of the exercise programs that now utilize this approach include CrossFit, Tabata, Insanity and Sprint 8. However, up until now the mechanism of how or why intense exercise affects the body, especially at the cellular level, remained unknown. 

For...

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#1 Factor For Healthy Aging: Maintain Your Muscle Mass

Gerontologists study aging people and the aging process. Several years ago Dr. Ravaglia and his colleagues designed a unique study to determine the most important factor for healthy aging. A group of 84 HEALTHY elderly people ranging from 90 to 106 years old were selected for this study. The study, which was titled, Determ...

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A Book That Changed My Life: BioMarkers

Biomarkers by William Evans, Ph.D. and Irwin Rosenberg, MD is one of the most important books I have ever read. The authors present 10 of the most reliable biological markers of aging and show that all ten of these markers are directly regulated by muscle mass.

Weight training or strength/resistance training is the key. The authors claim that people do not need to become frail and weak as they age. They have shown that people of any age can engage in strength training programs and...

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