Priscilla Barnes

This just in:

We all are getting older every day.

Whether you’re 18 or 81, it’s happening to all of us.

How do you view the aging process?

Recently I had someone tell me if they made it to 80 years old that would be enough for them.

What in the world?

I was honestly shocked.

Sure many people don’t make it to 80 years old. But many people these days make it to 100 years old. Some to 100+ !

It really struck a chord with me because my father recently had his 80th birthday. Despite having so much taken away from him after his stroke in 2019, I see an immense amount of value and purpose in his life today.

Even being unable to move the left side of his body, he elevates the lives of those around him. We all, no matter the age, have the ability to provide value to others. However, we often don’t look at aging that way.

In the US especially, we tend to have a mentality towards aging and the elderly that lacks a form of respect. You can check out my thoughts on healthcare’s approach to the elderly here.

I know plenty of wonderful, vibrant humans who have a lot to offer over the age of 80.

But maybe we are afraid of aging? Maybe we are not wanting to turn out like our grandparents or others we knew, wasting away.

Turns out, you don’t have to!

Insert Preventative Medicine.

Take action today for a healthier tomorrow.

What’s one of the best things you can do to promote many of the issues that accompany aging?

Lift weights.

Want to prevent falls? Preserve muscle mass? Improve bone density? Combat frailty?

Lift weights.

Want to decrease your risk for cardiovascular disease? Insulin resistance? Inflammation?

Lift weights.

Want to maintain your mental well-being? Prevent alzheimer’s? Prevent degeneration?

Lift weights.

At the heart of it, we all want to be well. We all want to have vibrant lives. Being active is a huge part of it.

In addition, weight lifting increases your muscle mass - it tears down muscle fibers and allows growth. Increasing muscle mass increases your basal metabolic rate.

This rate is how many calories you burn at rest. We all would love to have faster metabolisms, right? That’s a common concern I hear among clients.

They’ve slowed down their metabolism. Want to boost it up?

Lift those weights.  

Here’s to a long, healthy and vibrant life - no matter your age. Embrace the fountain of youth and get started today.

Need help incorporating weight lifting? Send me a message.

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