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The Science of Living Longer: The New Era of Strength training is here: Use your brain with strength training to LOOK YOUNGER AND STRONGER

February 16, 2010
Brain Fitness

The Science of Living Longer

Cognitive abilities such as attention, memory, auditory processes, motor coordination or executive functions like planning or multitasking deteriorate over the time unless used regularly. Certain exercises can be more effective than others. We are daily bombarded with many different fitness programs. However, the latest trend in physical fitness is moving towards a more effective fitness program design. Many professionals are insisting in the powerful effects of designing an effective fitness program. Lately, appropriate effective programming in physical training has been associated to new concepts such as neuromuscular efficiency, motor planning, neuromuscular adaptation, core stabilization, proprioception or joint integrity.

Aging will affect us through

The Muscular system: The muscles will start to deteriorate through aging causing a loss of muscle volume.

Muscle fiber distribution. The muscle nerve terminal will slow down the communication with the nervous system. (Neuromuscular junctions)

The Skeletal system: The loss of bone density and the adaptation of the new skeletal system to the new body

The Neuromuscular system: the gradual loss of efficient communication between the muscular and the nervous system.

The neuromuscular junctions (the intersection point between your nervous and muscular systems) produce a faster or a more resilient aging.

The Brain : Brain decline: Having an active cerebellum is critical for your balance and coordination. Many research has been conducted where an inactive cerebellum have contributed to a faster aging.

Improve your balance and coordination from home and battle aging


Start selecting your form of physical exercise, pick what is the latest in research and make sure you stick to the program.

If you want to read a great article in the Times Magazine please click here


Researchers in British Columbia randomly assigned 155 women ages 65 to 75 either to strength training with dumbbells and weight machines once or twice a week, or to a comparison group doing balance and toning exercises.A year later, the women who did strength training had improved their performance on tests of so-called executive function by 10.9 percent to 12.6 percent, while those assigned to balance and toning exercises experienced a slight deterioration — 0.5 percent.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Karin permalink
    February 17, 2010 3:11 am

    I enjoy reading your posts.
    I have been a trainer for many years and have incorporated many “anti-aging” routines into my own and my clients training.
    The results are amazing.
    Strength training improves balance, coordination, bones, brain and confidence.

    • February 17, 2010 3:16 am

      I love it karin!.thanks so much fro reading and posting!…well done!….yes, it is the new trend in fitness: biomechanics!….so keep up the good work!!! and lets connect!

  2. December 1, 2010 5:18 pm

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