One of the unique things I have found by working with people on their health and nutrition is that those that find training either with weights for resistance training or aerobically for endurance training have a “fanatic” mentality.
The fanatic mentality is there whether they stay working out for a short period of time or for a lifetime. They attack their favorite exercise with a vengeance and believe that their form of training is absolutely the best. I know that I should never say “all” and never say “none” and always say “some,” however I have seeing this so often in the gym, and those that are left still standing, working out have such attitude.
There’s something about exercise that drives us to constantly try to reach the next level, ignoring possible injury or worse. Those with difficulty to reach that next level eventually get disappointed, or bored and quit.
Competition has no room in the quest for good health and longevity. Moderation is the key to longevity and success when trying to accomplish a good quality of life.
A study published last week in the European Heart Journal found that endurance training, not resistance training, looked to have the most positive effects on slowing — and even potentially reversing — cellular aging.
Another study, published recently in the Journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, found that if you lift weights for less than an hour each week, you might reduce your risk for a heart or stroke by 40 to as high as 70 percent.
At the end of the day, creating a regimen that includes a diverse combination of activities will be the best for you as you get older, Dr. B. Vigil added.
“A diversity of exercise in moderation on an ongoing steady, frequent basis is the key to maintaining one’s health and longevity, and the two new studies that are out certainly support that statement,” he said.
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