We all know that STRONG is the new SEXY right?
If you’re approaching 40 and trying to lose age-related weight gain…read on. Outdated and old school methods still tell us to exercise more, do more cardio, and drastically cut calories.
Actually, most doctors STILL tell their patients to eat less and walk for weight loss. Well, not this Doctor… And you know women should be lifting weights as part of their fitness regimen.
The truth is that you couldn’t get worse advice.
This is exactly why you should read Dawn’s story HERE about how she nearly sabotaged her metabolic rate, and kept gaining weight after following “so-called expert’s” advice. I had met Dawn several years ago at a fitness and wellness event and was overwhelmed at the amount of 20 year old energy she had as someone who had just turned 50 (which is middle-aged if you live to 100, I might add).
Whether you are a man or a woman, if you are over 30 you are already on the path to losing muscle, which means a slower metabolic rate, and a body that inevitably looks aged.
If you are cutting fats, then you are also losing brain power, energy levels and getting weaker every year. Not to mention sabotaging your precious hormonal levels. Most sex hormones are based off of the cholesterol molecule so cutting healthy fat, and even cholesterol, sources is a counter-intuitive no-no.
And… if you have been dieting and doing the wrong exercises, you could have put your body into a state of “resistance” to weight loss. This is why your scale is stuck and you’re exhausted from your efforts.
The scary part is that you could be in the early stages of what is making you resistant to weight loss if you’ve been doing this for years.
It’s also what is aging you quicker and setting you up for a lifetime of fatigue and weakness.
With toxic food, and processed meals everywhere, who eats the way they should, and who has time to live in the gym?!
The news tells us that America’s most favorite method of exercise is still walking. Most likely because we are too tired to do anything that involves strenuous exertion. Don’t get me wrong, if you are very obese, walking may be your best option. But if you are simply overweight or just want to shed 10-20 pounds then there are much better options.
There is where the problem lies with an aging body that keeps gaining weight!
First of all. Muscle is the only tissue on your body responsible for keeping you strong.
Secondly, not only does it keep you firm, and lean, with a core that keeps your posture erect. Muscle gives you confidence and make you look and feel younger.
Bones give you your structure, muscles give you your shape – unless you have given your shape over to body fat.
Muscle is also what keeps your metabolic rate running on high, even when you are sitting doing nothing.
Yes, you read that right. When you have more muscle on your frame, you burn more calories while you are resting, watching TV, or even sleeping!
The sad truth is that if you are not building your muscles with some form of strength training, and are over 35, you are aging faster. You are also getting weaker and are setting your body up for quick and lasting FAT STORAGE.
Don’t believe the evidence on High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)? Read my scientific review here.
It isn’t that you need to exercise longer though. Updated research shows that those long hours in the gym are not only unnecessary, they are dangerous.
As we age, we can actually harm our thyroid, our hormonal balance, and our hearts if we exercise too strenuously, or for too long.
Not to mention ending up with injuries due to the repetitive nature of most trendy exercise clubs.
This constant stress on our bodies from extreme exercise or fad diets can actually throw your adrenals into “shock” creating fatigue. This can actually turn off the balance that your body seeks to age properly and lose excess “trouble spots.”
So, how do we lose weight after 30 or 40, and firm up our bodies without extreme diets and hours of cardio? How do we take control of the aging process and do what is smart, and effective?
Science now shows that short periods of exercise are more beneficial, and slow down the aging process, making this type of workout more effective than any anti-aging tool around!
Here is what you need to have a leaner, stronger body that resists age-related weight gain below:
Short exercise sessions, with the proper movement patterns as the ones in the 7 Minute Ageless Body Secret plan provide numerous benefits:
- Strengthening the lower back and preventing injuries.
- Promoting a raised metabolic rate, making weight loss easy.
- Promoting balance, better posture, a flatter belly, and a firmer body.
- Releasing a surge of anti-aging hormones that are responsible for slowing down the aging process.
- Raising “feel good” endorphins and chemicals in your brain that contribute to a positive outlook, better sleep, higher sex drive, and more confidence. (all the things associated with youth!)
Forget hours in the gym that can potentially lead to harming hormones, joints and wasting muscle.
Your plan to age your body backward so you can look younger than you did a decade ago!
Sharing ways for us to live long and strong in bodies we love for life at EVERY age!
-Dawn Sylvester and Lanny Littlejohn, MD