Did you know a fit forty year old is physiologically younger than a sedentary 20 year old? Plus, the health benefits from staying in shape help you to age better.
It's never too late to get fit and get strong. Studies show that people in their 90s who started weight training saw significant improvements in their balance, strength and coordination. If a 90 year old can see a difference, imagine the changes you will notice!
Here are six ways you can keep yourself young:
1) Aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise strengthens your heart and lungs. It reduces your risk of obesity, diabetes and several other diseases. High-impact aerobic exercise also helps to build bone.
2) Strength training. Working with weights will decrease muscle loss and increase your bone density. It also helps to stop midlife weight gain and keeps you strong as you get older.
3) Core work. Your abs and back are like a strong column that links your upper and lower body together. A strong core will help you function in your day to day activities.
4) Flexibility. If you maintain a regular stretching routine, it will keep you agile for many years down the road. Flexibility increases your range of motion and can decrease back pain.
5) Posture. Regular strength training exercise will improve your posture. Good posture can eliminate or decrease neck and back pain.
6) Balance work. Practice working on your balance and you will reduce your risk of falls and injuries.
I can put each one of these into your exercise program so you are getting everything you need to stay young and stay strong!
Worried that you are just a beginner and not fit enough to use a personal trainer? I will start you at whatever level you are at right now. As you get more fit, you and I will change your program so you continue to see progress.
We design your program together, so you are doing something you enjoy and getting the results you want!
"Regular physical exercise is probably the best means we have of preventing Alzheimer's disease today," says Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Alzheimer's Research Center at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Call me today at 301-942-3399 to get started on your High Energy Fitness program!
I offer in-home training to clients in Silver Spring, Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Olney, Gaithersburg, Northwest Washington D.C., Takoma Park and Rockville.
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High Energy Fitness
Working with Nancy was a great way to jump start my fitness program. She helped tailor a routine that I could pursue on my own. I am feeling stronger, more energetic, and most importantly, more positive about my fitness future. The summer boot camp was a great way to meet some women who had the same goals and could be supportive of each other--not to mention inspire me to get up and get going! Thanks, Nancy!
"It is never too late to start exercising, but always too soon to stop"
Walter Bortz, M.D.
"You are never too old to achieve your goals, in running or in life. Think positive, because it's all in your mind. If you prepare yourself for something, no matter how old you are, you can achieve it."