Anti-aging Fitness and Exercise
Cardiovascular Activity | Flexibility | Agility | Resistance Training
Cardiovascular activity is a very important part of any exercise
routine because it
- burns calories
- helps with weight loss
- increases circulation and oxygenation of the blood
- decreases blood sugar levels
- and increases REM sleep.
Cardiovascular activity is especially important to a hormone
management program. When the blood sugar is lowered, insulin levels
decrease. This increases the effectiveness of growth hormone.
Growth hormone is also naturally produced during REM sleep, so
cardiovascular activity indirectly increases growth hormone production.
Cardiovascular activity is any activity that increases the heart
rate for a prolonged period of time. It does not matter what activity
you choose to participate in so long as your heart rate is in
the proper "window".
- Burns calories
- Increased circulation throughout the body
- Increased rate of oxygenation of blood
- Decreased blood sugar levels
- Decreased insulin levels
- Increased effectiveness of growth hormone
- Increased REM sleep, which is when the body produces growth
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Flexibility is imperative for maintaining proper joint function
and reducing injuries. Include a brief stretching session at the
end of each cardiovascular and weight training session to reduce
joint stiffness and to help maintain full range of motion in your
joints. It is best to stretch when your muscles are warm and pliant,
either during or immediately following your workout.
Remember, stretch to the point of resistance, never to the point
Balance, stability, and posture are very important in how we
sit, stand, walk, and react to variables in our environment. As
we age we tend to challenge these skills less and less, leaving
us prone to eroding posture and an increased risk of injury due
to falls and other mishaps. Exercising on a regular basis will
help improve these skills tremendously.
Resistance training is the best exercise method available for
increasing lean body mass, increasing bone density, improving
posture and reshaping the body. The more muscle we have, the more
calories we burn per day, even at rest!
We lose lean muscle as we age. Resistance training just two days
a week, doing one exercise for each muscle group, can help you
maintain a strong and healthy body composition. If you are not
comfortable doing resistance training on your own, work with a
personal trainer to maximize your results, reduce your risk of
injury and get you started on a solid program.
Resistance training is an activity that uses more muscle fibers
than one's average daily activities. Resistance training is typically
done with weights, but exercise tubing or the water in a pool
workout can be used as resistance.
- Increased lean muscle mass
- Increased metabolism
- Increased caloric requirements - A pound of muscle burns three
times as many calories as a pound of fat
- Increase bone density
- Direct stimulation to release growth hormone (not just while
Call 888 545 3047 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ann J Peters in her anti-aging clinics in New York or San Francisco or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about anti-aging exercise and fitness.