What’s The Point of Working Out?

There’s a difference between how long you live (lifespan) and how well you live (healthspan).

The International Health, Racquet, and Sports Club Association’s (IHRSA) survey of its members revealed that the number one reason women exercised was weight control and for men it was to increase muscle tone. But, they failed to share the average age of the survey respondents.

The majority of health club members are under the age of 34 and positive health is not a major concern for the younger age brackets. It’s an improved or maintained body image that this group is seeking.

A major concern of people over the age of forty though is improving or keeping their health. And, based on research from the Centers for Disease Control, I understand why. The average lifespan US citizen is 76 years and the last 12 of those years are spent in ill health. That’s nearly 71,000 of your wakeful hours filled with disease and / or disability and most of these problems are derived from your lifestyle.

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The goal of “working out” is not to increase just your lifespan. It’s to increase your healthspan.


Are You Ready to Feel Good and Do More?

AABP-course-ad-2How do you slow the hands of time and stop “feeling your age”? How do you get stronger, more flexible with better balance? Lose the “middle age” middle and still have a life?

Is it just eating right and working out? Do you have to do a lot of “cardio”? Eat a low fat diet? Obsess over calories? Lift heavy weights in a boring gym? Pray you don’t get hurt doing exercises that 20 year olds can barely do?

The key to optimizing your health is gaining a new set of physical and mental skills. You have to know what to eat and how to exercise safely and efficiently.

You can’t afford to just roll the dice with your body as you age.

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