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Reverse Ageing Process with Weight Training

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Conversations with John Terilli

Everything Is About Timing
People often worry about the loose skin that can accompany dieting and this can be a very real issue. Knowing when to let your fat loss plateau and holding it so the skin can catch up is an important part of the fat loss process which needs to be timed to a tee.

There is the point where you need to start increasing the calories to speed up the metabolic rate and fill out the muscles before they catabolise. This is an exact science and needs to be taken into consideration- without doing this you will just look haggard and old.

This is something that the rest of the fat loss industry ignores- hence that look of curtain drapes around the knees and buttocks on people who have dropped weight without shrinking their skin on the way.

That Inner Glow
The inner glow that seems to radiate from healthy people is really just a by product of good gut health and a minimum of toxins in the system. We’ve already discussed the importance of gut health but haven’t really talked about toxins.

Working out with weights
1. Makes you sweat – brilliant for excreting waste material
2. Increases circulation, important for transporting waste products to be filtered out and excreted. This includes blood which transports oxygen and lymphatic fluid. The lymphatic system is the body’s natural sewerage system. No toxins = no bags under the eyes; that’s just one benefit!

In short, a clean system is reflected in your skin, your hair, your eyes and of course, your demeanour. The quality of your sleep is better, meaning you wake refreshed with an agile mind as well as an agile body.

Weight Training, Osteoporosis, & Menopause

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If you think that here at Broadway Gym we believe that weight training is the best form of exercise, you’d be right.

Osteoporosis is a condition often associated with aging to which women are particularly prone. In simple terms it is a decrease in bone mass and density. This loss of bone density increases the risk of fractures after a simple fall. This is where the old “use it or lose it” adage comes in. The amount of bone building is relative to the amount of overload on the bone. In short, the bones become thicker and heavier in response to regular and continual weight bearing activity.

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Sarcopenia (degenerative loss of muscle strength and size), can occur with age unless preventative measures are taken- again use it or lose it. Decreased muscle mass will lead to a slow down of the metabolic rate and the result will be an increase in body fat. Women are notorious for gaining weight post menopause and a simple remedy is to just not let the muscle mass decrease.

Losing muscle mass can also mean that you will not be capable of using your survival skills to prevent a fall. You fall, break a hip and there goes the mobility and independence.

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