Did you know that once you hit 40 years of age, whether you’re a man or a women, your body starts aging FASTER than normal? Studies have shown that without the proper nutrients and exercise, your body will age about 6 months EXTRA for every year that passes.
Think about that! If you are 40, that means by the time you hit 44 you will LOOK and FEEL 48. And by the time you reach 60, you will LOOK and FEEL 70 YEARS OLD!
We see this every day… just look around you. Did you know that 90% of people over the age of 35 lose enough muscle every year to burn off an additional 2 kilos of body fat? That means you not only lose the only thing on your body that creates shape, tone, and strength—you also gain more fat every year, even if your calories stay the same.
The following 5 steps reveal the things you absolutely MUST AVOID if you want to slow the aging process, reclaim your health, and achieve your ideal body.
Step 1: Forget Low-Fat Diets:
Low fat everything has been the craze now for decades and look around. What has that wonderful bit of advice done for the bodies you see? We’re fatter, sicker, and more addicted to sugar and carbs than any other time in history. And, we’re passing these habits to our kids. Fats are not to be feared – they’re to be embraced. They do not make you fat; rather, they help your body regenerate your power hormones. Testosterone, the ‘strength’ hormone, for example, is the direct result of cholesterol and dietary fat intake. That’s right: “Cholesterol” isn’t a dirty word! Your body needs dietary fat and cholesterol in order to produce ANY AND ALL vital hormones. People on low fat diets look drawn, gaunt, and weak. They are often sick, sometimes to the point of literally breaking down. And, they can never just enjoy eating out. Every meal and every gram must be accounted for. Do you really think this will make you younger? Of course not… it will worry you to death if it doesn’t kill you first!
Step 2: Stop Spinning:
You’re Just Spinning Your Wheels Spinning classes can be fun, if you like sitting in one place and torturing yourself. But have you noticed how little people change their bodies in these classes? Sure, it’s good “cardio”, but cardiovascular conditioning can be gained with far less time and effort. Spinning, and any form of endurance training does very little to help the age reversal process. Many times, these long-duration exercise bouts accelerate the aging process by increasing free radicals. These free radicals are scavengers that prey on your body’s essential nutrients and tissue. There’s a smart way to exercise… we’ll cover that in a minute. And, what’s wonderful is that it takes you less time than traditional workouts.
Step 3: Stop Blaming Everything On How Old You Are:
The guys above are not fat because they are old—they’re fat because their lifestyle is all wrong! I was training a 72 year old man yesterday who still sports a nice six-pack , from following the DirksHealth style of training. Listen: Your body doesn’t own a clock. Studies have shown that men and women in their 90s were able to gain muscle tone in just a matter of weeks of simple weight training. I’ve personally seen men and women transform their physiques at literally all ages—25 to 95! If you’re around those negative people who are constantly talking about growing old, all their aches and pains, and how life is just downhill after 40—LEAVE! Surround yourself with positive thinkers who absolutely crave a challenge. A challenge is what keeps you YOUNG, and the best challenge there is happens to be taking control of your health and body.
Step 4: Avoid Chronic Dehydration:
Water isn’t just “good for you” — water burns fat. Water suppresses hunger. Water renews your skin. Just drinking 1 litre of pure water every day can take a few years off your face in a matter of weeks. You’ll also drop fat, have more energy, and save your kidneys and liver from chronic overwork. When your kidneys are taxed from too little water, your liver has to take over. Now, get this: Your liver is your number one fat-burning organ. Do you REALLY want it processing liquids and toxins rather than BURNING FAT? No way, right? Well, grab a glass of water, and watch the mirror. Within a few weeks, the change to your face and body will be noticeable.
Step 5: Work Out LESS (Yes, Less):
If you don’t work out at all, you’re going to lose muscle tissue every year. That means you’ll get fatter and flabbier each and every year with less shape and more sag. Is this what you desire? Well, the answer is old school resistance interval training.
Here’s the secret: hardly anyone is doing it right! I have seen literally thousands of professional athletes train over the years. The ones who looked the best — and that means looked the youngest, most toned, and had the least amount of unwanted fat — were the ones who left the gym while others were just getting started! But that means, you have to actually work when you go to the gym with short bursts of high intensity cardio, mixed with good old fashioned strength training. You are literally doing two sessions in one, which means twice the effort and yes, twice the results
So there you have it, eat and train smarter and you to can be feeling 10 years younger.
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Yours in Health,