The Fountain of Youth: Found!

by | Apr 23, 2024

While an actual fountain raining down drops of youth is a myth, each of us has access to a fountain of youth in the form of strength training.

If you’re looking to look and feel younger and have a body age that is younger than your chronological age, strength training is the fountain you need to be pumping from. Study after study shows that strength training helps you live longer, live better and lowers your risk of lifestyle diseases.

Sheryl Grant, leader of The FIT for Life Retreat slated for October 17-20, 2024 in Punta Cana is living proof of the power of strength training. A high-powered Silicon Valley executive for 30 years, Sheryl took up strength training later in life and became Ms. Olympia at age 55. At the retreat, Sheryl will not only share her secrets of getting physically fit, but also hone in on the mindset it takes to shake things up and start living your dreams in all aspects of your life.

“Post menopause is a pivotal time for women’s health, and strength training offers remarkable benefits,” Sheryl said. According to her, there are seven key benefits of strength training in perimenopause and post menopause.

  1. Bone Health-After menopause, women are at increased risk of osteoporosis due to lowered estrogen levels. Strength training is proven to boost bone density, which helps reduce the risk of fractures and osteoporosis.
  2. Muscle Strength-Unfortunately, aging leads to muscle loss. Muscle loss can mean you lose mobility and ultimately your independence. Strength training preserves your existing bone mass, builds greater mass, improves your strength and reduces your risk of injuries and falls.
  3. Increased Metabolism-Another fun fact of aging is that our metabolism slows down, making it harder to maintain your weight or lose weight. The more muscle mass you have, the greater your metabolism. For older women looking to maintain and lose weight, skip the treadmill and hit the dumbbells.
  4. Joint Health-Joint pain is a common complaint in older women. Strengthening the muscles around your joints helps support and cushion the joints leading to less joint pain and stiffness.
  5. Heart Health-When you combine strength training and cardio workouts, you’re doing double good for protecting your heart by reducing your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  6. Mental Health-Working out releases endorphins-the feel-good chemical in your brain. This can help reduce the anxiety and depression that commonly accompanies menopause.
  7. Hormonal Balance-Like all exercise, strength training can help keep hormones in balance which can alleviate menopausal symptoms like mood swings and hot flashes.

Are you ready to get FIT for Life? Join us for Sheryl’s transformational retreat! Learn more now.

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