why active people age better and live longer.
Improving the condition of your body is easier than you think!
Science has proven that running reduces the mutations in our body’s mitochondria.
Get in Shape by Consuming Less and Moving More
A recent article in Outside Magazine explains how genetics may not play as significant a role in our longevity as previously thought. Newer research indicates that it’s our lifestyle choices and daily habits that determine how long we live and the quality of our years after age 50. Apparently, under the right conditions, you can stay young by running!
“…three times a week — not a lot of exercise —
caused a complete reversal or arrest of all the symptoms of aging”
There is also mounting evidence that lower-calorie intake extends lifespan.
Digesting food is significant effort for the human body. I’ve always wondered if giving the body a rest from digesting frees-up its energies to work on healing in other parts of the body. My hunch is that the less healthy food we eat, such as much of the food found currently in the standard modern diet, the more effort it requires of our bodies.
People who are physically active for 30 or more hours a week — such as professional athletes or construction workers — need to fuel their bodies to match the intensity of their typical day. But for many of us, our lifestyles are much more sedentary than our ancestors’ lifestyles. Therefore, many of us require less calories.
So it seems that running, coupled with a low-calorie diet, can have a significant impact on the way we age.
3 Ways to Get in Shape Fast
- prepare psychologically for change (this is the most important item in this list!)
- lessen your calories by 200 from your daily average diet. 200 is not that much. You’ll notice it, but it won’t be painful.
- exercise daily to the point where you burn at least 300 calories from each day’s workout.
If you do each of the three listed above, it is entirely possible that at the end of a year you could have lost 52 pounds of body fat. And — depending on what kind of exercise you did each day — your muscle tone, complexion, and posture will have greatly improved!
It’s challenging to create one weight loss formula that applies to everybody, because there are just so many variables. For instance, I’ve found over decades in my work as a professional fitness coach that the healthier someone is, the better their metabolism works and the easier they lose fat. So, it’s not just about counting calories; it’s also about listening to what your body needs — holistically — in order to be healthier. I suggest you lean on your wellness team — consult your anti-aging medical doctor, your nutritionist and naturopath, so that you can lose weight safely.
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