Aging Well: Keep Fit and Strong as You Age
Personal Trainer in Battersea, London
Aging, Hormones, & Your Aging Body: From age 30 upwards, your body begins to decline. Hormone levels drop in men, and women also experience hormonal changes. Additionally, exercise slows down along with a decline in diet and lifestyle changes.
Men will suffer from andropause as they get older, losing muscle and testosterone, while women will go through female menopause from age 30 and up. This can’t be entirely avoided, but the symptoms can be lessened with diet, lifestyle, and exercise changes. When a man’s testosterone decreases and a woman’s testosterone goes up, this is a great time to start strength training to keep looking young. Madonna is proof of this.
Strength conditioning training and regular exercise will make a huge difference in reducing pain and inflammation and maintaining hormone levels as the aging process starts. Once the aging process takes hold, I can work with you to slow it down. With the right program design, I’ll help you look 10 to 20 years younger as you lose excess body fat. This is key to keeping your strength, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints strong as you age.
If you don’t use it, you lose it! The more lean muscle you have, the longer you will live, and the more the body can fight disease.
So, if you want to learn about Active Bryant Fitness Systems and how to keep strong, fit, and healthy as you age, get in touch today! Live chat, email, or call- Scott will be happy to discuss with you how, from ages 30 to 90, you can benefit from the strength and conditioning exercise program to dramatically slow down the aging process. Read more below.
Why yoga may not be the best exercise as you age:
Those who do yoga do it because they are hypermobile in their body, making exercise very easy for them. However, the people who should be doing yoga are anybody who’s chronically tight in their muscles. With 25 years of experience as a coach practitioner, I found that some people are less tight in the body than others, so yoga is not suited to everybody. The other thing with yoga is that the positions get easy over time, and the body ceases to improve. The body adapts to the poses very fast because you only use your body weight. The body needs more stimulus with strength and conditioning training to keep improving your body as it ages.
Yes, Madonna was known for doing yoga in her 50s, but she combined it with strength, conditioning, and cardiovascular training. So, to keep muscle tone, flexibility, strength, and stability, you need an Active Bryant Fitness program that combines it all.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT): is it good for the aging person?
Yes and no- if you have excellent conditioning where you are and train four times a week, this type of exercise may be a good way for you to go, but what I found in my 25 years of experience with corrective exercise is that most people have posture misalignment from sitting at an office desk, all day, eight hours a day. Also, people tend to have very weak cores, muscles, movement, and alignment issues, so doing high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can cause muscular pain, injury, lower back problems, sprains, and strains because it can be very damaging to somebody with low strength endurance and poor alignment.
Running and cardiovascular training are beneficial for aging and fat loss:
Science says that interval sprinting, not marathon running, can significantly improve growth hormones in the body, but running for a long duration can cause heart issues. The human genome hasn’t changed for 200,000 years, which is why running as we age could cause many problems. We are innately designed as hunter-gatherers. Would you run after a rabbit for 2 to 3 hours for dinner? No, because it wouldn’t be an ineffective way to get food. And you need to conserve energy and strength. This is why, as we age, we need to keep muscle strength, speed, and power.
This is why the Beckhams are doing a strength and conditioning program… to slow down the aging process and then keep the body functioning at its optimum. In my 25 years of experience, I’ve worked with clients from ages 11 to 83. There’s no excuse not to exercise! Doing the proper exercise and having a specially designed program for your unique needs can be hard to find because many trainers, PTs, and coaches do not thoroughly study the human body’s kinesiology, hormones, posture, and lifestyle.
However, with Active Bryant Systems, everyone gets a bespoke program every four weeks to feel and see the difference. We do movement, nutritional, hormonal, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual assessments to keep your body in peak condition at all times. You must keep changing your program. Otherwise, your body will cease to improve or change. Let Scott help you get smart as you age and start strength and conditioning the right way today!
Here is some 10 top tips to keep you young.
Here are the 10 top tips to keep you young:
- Maintain a Healthy Diet:
- Include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats in your diet.
- Limit processed foods, sugar, and excessive intake Crbohydrates.
- Stay Hydrated:
- Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and support overall bodily functions keeps you looking younger.
- Regular Exercise:
- Engage in a mix of cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and flexibility exercises and relax with some meditation.
- Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week.
- Adequate Sleep:
- Ensure you get 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to support cellular repair and overall well-being.
- Sun Protection:
- Wear a hat use organic non- toxic skin creams.
- Stress Management:
- Quit Smoking:
- If you smoke, quitting can have significant benefits for your overall health and slow down the aging process.
- Limit Alcohol Intake:
- Consume alcohol in moderation, as excessive alcohol intake can accelerate the aging process.
- Regular Health Check-Ups:
- Schedule regular check-ups with your healthcare pt coach provider to monitor and manage any potential health issues.
- Maintain Social Connections:
- Stay socially active and maintain strong connections with family and friends. Social engagement has been linked to better mental and emotional well-beingRemember that while everyone ages differently, these tips can contribute to a healthier and more vibrant life. It’s important to consult with healthcare fitness professionals in Battersea, London, for personalised advice based on your individual health needs.
Scott Bryant is 53, so he knows exactly what you need to keep you strong and fit as you age. He has over 25 years of Personal Fitness training and strength and conditioning experience while helping clients get pain-free, fitter, faster, and stronger. Scott strives to help all clients understand exercise on a much deeper level and to help them see all the misinformation in the fitness industry.
Scott works with clients of all types to design an individualised program for each client’s unique needs. So, if you’re looking for help, get in touch today! Call now on 07841144878 or live chat with him!