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It’s no secret that Americans are obsessed with youth. According to industry reports, the American anti-aging market is expected to spend $86 billion dollars this year, with an annual growth rate of 9.5%. The current American life expectancy is 77.9 years, but people are not only looking to improve longevity and a youthful appearance. They are also hoping to maintain a vigorous, fulfilling life into old age.
The good news is that there is a “miracle cure” for many of the physical markers that most people associate with old age. It barely costs anything, and it can improve the social lives, physical condition, and mental attitude of people as they age. This “miracle cure” is high intensity exercise.
How does it work?
It all has to do with human growth hormone (hgh), a natural hormone excreted by the body that regulates body composition, tissue growth, and muscle and bone repair. Hgh is excreted during the deepest phase of sleep, and works to regenerate the body. Studies show that exercise-induced growth hormone response (EIGR) is a mechanism within the body that is stimulated by intense resistance training. A study published in the academic journal Sports Medicine notes that, “evidence suggests that load and frequency are determining factors in the regulation of hgh secretion”.
Sounds too good too good to be true? You don’t have to take our word for it.
Check out these three real life examples of folks who have reversed the markers of aging through intense exercise:
Dr Gregory Ellis, PhD, CNS Age: 64
This photo was taken when Dr. Gregory Ellis was 55, but he still looks this good. Dr. Gregory Ellis specializes in metabolic regulation. He applies his expertise and ideas about carb restriction to the fields of anti-aging, fat loss, and autism research. For more information about his work, check out his website Bye Bye Carbs. Dr. Ellis reverses the signs of aging through carb restriction and weight training.
Dr. Margaret Phillips-Steinam Age: 87
Dr. Phillips-Steinam is a retired internist who has completed in two triathlons annual since her 60th birthday. A typical day for her includes, “an hour of tennis, does 30 minutes of cardio along with strength training and stretching”. Dr. Phillips-Steinam reverses the signs of aging through her positive mental outlook and athletic determination.
Art De Vany PhD Age: 73
Often called the “grandfather of the modern paleo movement”, Art is the recent author of The New Evolution Diet: What Our Paleolithic Ancestors Can Teach Us about Weight Loss, Fitness, and Aging. Art reverses the signs of aging by practicing what he calls “evolutionary fitness”. “High intensity, intermittent and brief training mixed with power walking and play is closer than aerobic exercise, high-volume weight training, or sedentism to how our ancestors lived,” notes De Vany.
Have you tried turning up the intensity in your workouts recently? Tell us about it!
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