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SQUATS: Key Exercise for Life Extension

Muscle strength really matters. In a previous blog post I recommended doing squats just before meals as a great exercise for weight loss. In this post, I am going to review studies which report that your leg strength is one of the most reliable predictors of your longevity and the quality of your life as you age. And, doing squats regularly is the BEST exercise to build your leg strength.

Squats: Building Leg Strength Reduces Risk of Dying: In one study, 81 elderly patients were followed for a…

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What a fabulous role model: Why bodybuilding at age 93 is a great idea

This man epitomizes my values and philosophy about diet, exercise and healthy aging. At age 93, Charles Eugster still engages in intense physical activity with weight lifting and rowing. His message in this TED talk is totally inspirational and inspiring. His message: eat healthy, engage in some form of intense physical exercise on a regular basis...and keep working. He says that retirement accelerates aging. It is important to have a project, goal(s) or profession in life that you are...

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#1 Factor For Healthy Aging: Maintain Your Muscle Mass

Gerontologists study aging people and the aging process. Several years ago Dr. Ravaglia and his colleagues designed a unique study to determine the most important factor for healthy aging. A group of 84 HEALTHY elderly people ranging from 90 to 106 years old were selected for this study. The study, which was titled, Determ...

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A Book That Changed My Life: BioMarkers

Biomarkers by William Evans, Ph.D. and Irwin Rosenberg, MD is one of the most important books I have ever read. The authors present 10 of the most reliable biological markers of aging and show that all ten of these markers are directly regulated by muscle mass.

Weight training or strength/resistance training is the key. The authors claim that people do not need to become frail and weak as they age. They have shown that people of any age can engage in strength training programs and...

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