Live Till 100 Years – Health Tips to Practice

These days, men and women both have a much better chance of living to the ripe old age of 100 than we did just 50 years ago. With recent advances in modern medicine, technology, dietary supplements, and the prevalence of exercise in our society, it’s much more likely that a large subset of the population will live to become centenarians.

In fact, it’s estimated that by 2050, in North America alone, there will be over 150,000 people that live to celebrate 100 years of age. What can you do to increase the likelihood of a long, healthy life? We’ve identified the two most important aspects of modern life that have been scientifically linked to longevity. By adhering to these two principles, you and your significant other could live long enough to share each other’s 100th birthday cake!

Pumping Iron
Many people are sick of hearing about how lifting weights plays such a key role in health and longevity. However, that attitude does nothing to negate the fact that pumping iron really works! Weight training is undoubtedly the single most important thing you can do to increase the length, and quality of your life. In fact, it can increase overall satisfaction and promote a sense of well-being. This has a positive impact on everything from your posture and sex life, to things as mediocre as carrying the groceries in from the car. Bottom line? EXERCISE!

Weight-lifting has been scientifically proven to have the most impact on staving off the sands of time and keeping our bodies in tip-top shape. You don’t have to be a bodybuilder in order to enjoy the benefits of weight-lifting either. Even a simple 3-day split routine can have a massive impact on the way our bodies age.

According to a study conducted at the Krogh Institute in Denmark, aging athletes that continued weight-training after they had retired from professional sports maintained strength levels on par with those half their age. Another study conducted by The University of Boston, MA, confirmed that both muscle and bone loss totally stopped and sometimes even fully reversed through a regiment of weight-training. Participants were asked to follow a weight-training plan - twice a week- for one year. When they were surveyed again, the data demonstrated that nearly 100 percent of the participants were performing at levels that indicated they were 20+ years YOUNGER!

If you want to age gracefully, live longer and/or simply feel better, then it’s never too late to hit the gym!
Cardiovascular Exercise
Even if you’re over 50, have never spent a day in the gym and have no plans to start, you can benefit from walking briskly for 30-60 minutes, as little as 3-days per week. While it may not be quite as effective as weight-training, for those who can’t get ‘pumped-up’ about the idea of “pumping up”, you can still reverse years of physiological neglect by enjoying a nice, brisk stroll only a few times per week. Statistical data improves exponentially when doing high intensity interval training (HIIT). HIIT training involves performing any aerobic (or resistance) exercise applying the same principal, initially pushing yourself to the absolute limit or maximum intensity for 2-3 minutes (or as many sets as you can complete) and then cutting back to a ‘maintainable’ pace (or reduced resistance) where you can still continue the exercise at a lower percentage of your maximum effort. By repeating this cycle continuously or for at least 10 minutes (or 2-3 sets), studies have shown that HIIT training reduces depression, reduces aging and can over time, greatly increase longevity. In addition to exercise, a proper nutritional diet can help anyone live to be 100. A wealth of information is available online to help you design a fitness regiment that can be easily incorporated into even the most hectic lifestyle. The late ‘cigar-smoking’ George Burns lived to be 100 and said, “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old!”




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