Thursday, March 18, 2010

Younger Next Year!

I could not resist a post about this book. I absorbed every page and will act on the knowledge. 90% of the ailments that plague older women are preventable. Knowledge is strength. He has 3 recommendations but the general content and style of the book is readable and actionable and not at all preachy. I loved it.

Here is what I took away from the book:
1. Do one hour of aerobic exercise each day. Doesn't matter what it is. It just has to raise your heart rate to 60% of your maximum. Do the thing you love to do but do it at 60% of your heart rate. Buy a heart rte monitor. Easy and fascinating.
2. Strength train 2-3 times a week. Push a little.
3. Be happy. Smile. Take life easy. Don't get grumpy.

3 easy pieces. I can do that. I go 10 km every day but now I monitor my heart rate to maximize my range for fat burning. He says that mid body fat that creeps up does not need to be there and besides that, it is dangerous. 1 in 3 women have heart disease. Totally preventable. I like that.

The book gave me control over my gradual descent into old age. He says you can be fifty until you are eighty and more. I like that too.

He changed my life. And I am not even finished the book yet!

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