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Comcast Cable features fitness trainer Michael Gonzalez-Wallace “Feel younger after a tough workout”

June 18, 2010

O Magazine features Michael Gonzalez-Wallace

Fitness magazine

FEEL YOUNGER AFTER DOING A TOUGH WORKOUT

Yet another perk of weight training:  It can slow the effects of aging.  “When you challenge your strength, balance and coordination simultaneously, you force the nervous and muscular systems to better communicate and the brain to form new neural connections that will improve your motor function and body awareness,” says trainer Michael Gonzalez-Wallace. So does your average work-out count?  Sorry, but a run-of-the-mill cardio or resistance routine (e.g., watching Friends reruns while Spinning) probably won’t engage your brain enough to reap the anti-aging benefits.  “The more difficult the movement, the more activity in the brain, and the more you’ll benefit from it,” says John Martin, Ph.D., a professor of clinical neurobiology and behavior at Columbia University.   Fitness Magazine, Mar 2007, p. 26

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