Anti Aging Exercise. What Is It? Does it Work?

Do you believe there are ways to slow aging?  What are they?  Exercise? Diet?  Yoga? Hormone therapy?

There are a lot of people out there promoting their system to stop and reverse aging.  It’s overwhelming sometimes because so many of them are passionate about their solution/technique/pill/drink/exercise and you have no idea if it’s legit or not.

I’m going to explore this topic with four videos with differing viewpoints and then sum it up with my own opinion.

Here are the four (4) videos with varying approaches and opinions on the anti-aging discussion.

 

VIDEO 1

This first video is a good follow-up to last week’s post on HIIT cardio training.  I don’t always agree with Dr. Dan but he is knowledgeable and talks about what he believes is the best cardio for staying young. He is a knowledgeable and credible source.

He is correct about how endurance training is touted as being so good for you, when in reality it may not be.  This is a myth that is ingrained in our workout/weight loss culture. He talks about the effects of endurance training and the science behind it.

He also talks about resistance training and how it fits into an anti-aging lifestyle.

 

VIDEO 2

This is a video of a lecture that Dr. James Bell gave on exercise as a prescription for anti-aging.

He is speaking to a convention of doctors ( a few years ago), most of whom don’t seem to understand how important it is for their patients to participate in an exercise program, and additionally eat healthily. I’ve always wondered why doctors prescribe medicine and surgery to fix symptoms when they could truly help people by addressing the root of the problem, which is often being overweight or out of shape.  (BTW.  I know the answer to that question.)

I’m so glad he talks about the myth of young people and weight training.  That is a myth that needs to be addressed. Young people should be encouraged to exercise, even if it’s organized as fun activities.

 

VIDEO 3

This doctor talks about aging and how we accept things as we get older that we shouldn’t necessarily accept as a reality of getting older. He proposes what every wise health expert knows  –  that exercise and taking care of yourself is the key to living a long and fruitful life.

I’m a little suspicious of his anti-aging hormone methods, but he does understand the aging process and what’s necessary to slow it down.

 

VIDEO 4

This is my favorite online trainer because he doesn’t pull any punches.  He is very knowledgeable and always has a thoughtful opinion.  He understands and proposes the use of exercise and physicality as the most important part of staying younger than your chronological age.

He understands and proposes the use of exercise and physicality as the most important part of staying younger than your chronological age.

He’s good at explaining how we put limits on ourselves and accept that this is normal.  It’s not.

He demonstrates the five (5) simple things you should be able to do.  Try them and see if you can do them.  They are simple but more difficult than you might think.   Your goal is to master these 5 simple tests.

 

SUMMARY

It’s clear from all the experts and all the research that staying active is one of the keys to staying young throughout your life.  There are many other factors, including your inherited DNA, your diet, your sleep, etc., but exercise is one of the keys to staying young.

Exercise and diet are the two most important things you can do to fight off disease and stay young throughout your life.

It is possible.  You don’t have to give in to age and use it as an excuse for the deterioration of your body and lifestyle.

Wanna stay young and vibrant?

Meet me at the gym.

About "W" Tucker 50 Articles
I've been a fitness enthusiast for many years and want to encourage guys over 40 to get and stay in shape. It makes life better, and makes you look and feel better.

4 Comments

  1. I believe it is very important to lift weights as part of any workout program. From what I understand lifting weights is great for your muscles, bones, and nervous system. You don’t have to lift super heavy weights. I have chronic back pain. I lift 4-5 days per week, doing 5 sets of 20 reps. I have also started doing yoga once per week. Eating healthy and exercise are critical, more so as we get older. I know doctors want to prescribe medications and perform surgery because that is a more immediate fix in some cases. I have been working hard to get my body in shape, in spite of my back issues. Anyway, thank you so much for sharing this article. I have read some of your other posts as well, I really like what you have to say.

    • Steve, thanks for your comments.  Sometimes, lower back pain can be attributed to an imbalance in some of your muscle groups. I have a series of foam rolling and active and static stretches that work on many of my clients.  If you’d like a list of some to try, message me.  Thanks

  2. Your videos are very helpful. The best way to stay young and healthy is by working out and staying active. You’re never too old to start working out. As a matter of fact, I believe that the older you get, the more active you should become! So guys, stay in shape no matter your age, you will feel better, look better and be happier with your life.

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