The good news is, it is never too late to start.
Some may call it the mid-life crisis and buy a sports car, but for everyone else, turning 40 is a cornerstone in recognizing the aging process taking place in our bodies.
You only have to attend an Iron Man event to see the number of adults over the age of 40 competing in the event, with bodies to die for. The realization that we are getting older is often the catalyst to inspire us to get back into the gym, onto the bike, and sort out our eating habits before it is too late.
The benefits of weight training to defy the aging process are simple to achieve than you may think.
Weight training and resistance training has an immediate effect on the strength and agility of our bodies. Even if we have not done much leading up to this point, the good news is, it is never too late to start.
Some of the benefits of strength and resistance training include:
· Increased mobility function
· Increased muscle mass and strength
· A decrease in the risk of all-cause mortality
· An increase in bone density and strength
· Improved cognitive function and health
· A more balanced hormone environment
· An overall improvement in glucose control and nutrient sensitivity
· Stabilization of our metabolic rate
We are not saying you need to become a triathlete to get some of the benefits mentioned above. Adding a workout routine two to three times a week and reviewing your diet and nutritional input can radically change how your body looks, feels, and moves. Changing everything from how quickly you can recover from an injury to improving skin elasticity, starting a fitness regime will give you the overall health boost you need to tackle the next phase of your life. We want to be strong adults and active seniors, and by taking the first step in the right direction to start the process, will guarantee an overall improvement for your future.