This week, I’m sharing three important reasons for you to pick up some weights and make yourself stronger. Skinny is out and a strong looking physique is definitely the new sexy. You just have pick up a magazine to see that having some meat on your bones is a good thing. Toned and muscular women are now gracing the covers of popular magazines and even celebrities are sporting a more toned appearance.
As a former athlete and gym lover with a genetic pre-disposition that makes muscles upon muscles a part of my reality, I have to say that I’m so excited to see a shift from skinny being the desired look of the masses. Skinny and waif-like is rapidly being replaced by a toned, muscular and active-looking appearance. Thankfully, strong women are no longer seen as masculine and undesirable. For my male readers, you’ll also be happy to know that big and bulky individual muscle groups are a thing of the past and a toned, functional and balanced muscular body is in.
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Most of us “baby boomers” like to think we’re younger than we are. It’s something we really notice when we flip through old family photo albums and notice how much older our parents or grandparents looked in their 50’s than many of us do now. Even so, our bodies begin their slow decline by the time we reach our 30’s – with no system left untouched. But advances in medicine and science mean that we’re living healthier lives than our parents did, and it’s expected that we’ll work longer and live longer than they did, too.
Science is looking at the effects of aging on all fronts. But a lot of attention is being paid to the importance of maintaining muscle mass in keeping us healthy, vital and independent as we grow older. Having adequate muscle means that as we age, we can stay strong and mobile, and better able to maintain our balance which can help prevent falls. And since muscle tissue burns calories, maintaining it will help to keep us trim, too.
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