by Keila Chaliotis, Staff Writer
Not many people seem to know that once they hit their 40 years of age, whether a man or a women, their body begins to age faster than normal. Recent research have demonstrated that without the proper nutrients and exercise, your body will age about 6 months extra for each year that passes by. Give thought to it. This means that if you are 40, by the time you hit 44 you will look and feel like if you were 48, and by the time you reach 50, you will look and feel 60 years age.
This is seen everyday, just take a closer look around you. Were you aware that 90% of people over the age of 35 actually lose enough muscle every year to shed off an additional 4 pounds of body fat? This means you not only will lose the only thing on your body that creates shape, tone, and strength, but you will also gain more fat every year, even if your calories remain the same. If did not have any of this knowledge, I’m sure that you also did not know that all of this is reversible at any age!
There are specific ways to move, eat, and think that can tell your brain to stop this rapid aging process, and at a certain point, even slow it down to where you are aging less than a year for each year. This indicates that you will look younger at 40 than you would at 35! Just to make myself clear, this is not fantasy talk. You do not require a boatload of anti-aging drugs, supplements, or gimmicks. And, this works for everyone, male or female, and through the ages of 35 and up.
The next tips, tricks, and strategies that I am about to give you, will allow you to literally reverse the aging process, at least from a cellular level, which means your body looks, feels, and moves younger than your chronological age. The next 5 key principles that I will mention are to be applied in order to put a stop to the rapid onset of aging which is going on right now, reverse it, and start the process of aging backwards by restoring your body’s natural youth hormones.
Having said this, I have to warn you that what I am about to tell you may go against all the conventional diet and exercise advices which I have given you before, but remember that this has nothing to do with building a stronger and fitter body in the earlier years of your life.
All the core training, hot yoga classes, spinning classes, tai chí and all of the rest are just fine, but they will not slow your aging, and they definitely will never shape your muscles or burn off stubborn body fat at the age of 40. Now, no further delay. Let us start the process to reclaiming your health and achieving your ideal body!
Tip #1: Avoid Low-Fat Diets
Consuming foods with low fat has for the longest been the craze, but have a look around. Has that genius advice done a deal for the bodies you see around? We are fatter, sicker, and more hooked on sugar and carbs than any other time in history. And the really bad thing is, that we’re passing these habits on to our kids.
But, don’t fear fats, embrace them! They do not make you fat, instead, they help your body rebuild your power hormones. For example, Testosterone, which is the strength hormone, is the direct result of cholesterol and dietary fat intake. Yes, it is correct, Cholesterol, is not a dirty word! In all truth, your body needs dietary fat and cholesterol in order to produce many of the vital hormones.
Some people on low fat diets look drained and weak. These people are often ill and sometimes to the point of literally breaking down. Eating out is a MUST not do and each meal and every gram must be accounted for. Do you actually think this will make you younger? Of course not! It will most likely worry you to death if not kill you first!
Tip #2: Running in Circles
If you are the type of person who likes sitting in one place and tutoring yourself, then gym classes can be fun. But for those over 35, noticed how little it changes their bodies in these classes. Of course it is good cardio, but cardiovascular conditioning can be gained with far less time and effort.
Using treadmills, and any form of endurance training, especially running, does very little to help the age reversal process. These long-duration exercise bouts accelerate the aging process by boosting free radicals, which are scavengers that prey on your body’s essential nutrients and tissues. There’s a smart way to exercise and I fill you in on it at the end of this reading.
Tip #3: Faulting Everything Due To Your Age
Those chubby people that you see daily are not fat because they are old, they are fat because they eat, think, and move like a fat and old person! I am in my mid 30s, older than some of my friends, and I still sport a nice toned body, that looks like a super-sexy woman 10 years younger.
Look, your body doesn’t own a built-in clock! Some researches have shown that men and women in their 90s are able to gain muscle tone in just a couple of weeks of simple weight training. I have, in person, seen men and women transform their physiques from 25 to 95 of age. So, stop throwing the blame on your age!
Try to surround yourself with positive people who really crave a challenge, for a challenge is what keeps you young, and the best challenge there is happens to be taking control of your health and body.
Tip #4: Chronic Dehydration
Proper water intake is not just good for you, it also helps burns fat. Water serves a suppresser for hunger and it renews your skin. By drinking 12 ounces of pure water every day you can take a few years off your face in a matter of weeks. Plus, you will also shed fat, have more energy, and save your kidneys and liver from chronic overwork.
Here is a fact for you; when your kidneys are kept from having enough water, your liver has to take over, and your liver is your number one fat-burning organ. So, do you really want it processing liquids and toxins rather than helping you burn off fat? Don’t think so, right? Then drink enough water and keep track on a mirror to notice the changes on your face.
Tip #5: Less Workout
Now, talking about exercising. If you don’t work out at all, you’re going to lose muscle tissue every year, which means you’ll get fatter and flabbier each and every year with less shape and extra sag. And I’m sure that this is not what you desire.
So what I’m suggesting to you is not to stop exercising, but to go back to the old school resistance training. Which will be easier on you and keep you right where you want to be. And also safe you time from the endless time at the gym. Enjoy your your body’s young physique for longer time, take your 40s, and turn them into your 30s!