A longer life is a goal that spans all ages. Mankind has always had a desire to attain longer life span. People are willing to spend money on items and services which promise a improvement in their lives on this planet.

Researchers have long studied potential ways to extend life. There have been books written. Seminars have been held. Conferences have been held. Everyone wants to know how to live living longer.

Are you also seeking to add additional years of health into your daily routine? Let me share some exciting information for you! The information isn’t actually a secret but it’s more like an affirmation of something that’s been widely known for some time.

The truth is that Exercises that strengthen your body are linked with a lower chance of dying due to any cause. In addition, to give you an additional benefit that the benefits are more effective when exercises to build strength are paired with aerobic exercise.

I’ve noticed that every time I write about or discuss longevity, one audience who squeaks their ears most quickly is those who are over 50. Most people over 50 have accepted the reality that they are in fact mortal and is bound to be an end to their lives. As we enter our 40s, many people still cling to the notion of eternal immortality. When we reach 50, we’ve started to recognize that the second part of our lives is beginning.

It is also when the majority of people start paying attention to stories like this one. Themes like the topic of the idea of living longer catch our attention.

In the end, the research studies that resulted in the conclusion that exercises to strengthen your body reduce the chance of dying from any reasons have proven that this is the case for people who are old. Also it’s probably no longer too early for the majority of people to benefit by engaging in exercises to strengthen their muscles.

One of the first thoughts that came to mind when I was researching this topic to write this column, “How much exercise do individuals really require to experience benefits.” The answer to this question is yet to be found, but recent studies have shown benefits by having only two sessions per week that last between 15 and 30 minutes. If you invest of 30-60 minutes a week of exercises to strengthen your body, you could expect to see a significant increase in your chance of long-term health.

The following issue was “How intense does the exercise require?” In general terms all exercises that work the muscles with a sufficient amount of resistance is beneficial. Certain studies have concentrated on specific kinds of resistance exercises, and others have utilized free weights and body weight exercises like lunges, push-ups, and squats. Others have utilized elastic resistance exercise bands.

If you’re not very active, but want to begin an exercise routine that includes strengthening exercises as beneficial to consult an instructor. A coach who is familiar with this kind of exercise, and who is trained to assist and educate others is extremely beneficial. This will help you get started safely and help you save time trying to master the fundamentals. This can also help prevent the development of bad habits and decrease your chance of getting injured.

Studies also revealed that the long-term benefit of exercising is increased by adding aerobic exercises. Aerobics is any type of exercise which could cause you to breath a bit more difficult than normal. It could involve running, walking or jogging at a fast pace and swimming, or dancing.

It is crucial to be cautious and shrewd in the beginning of something similar to this. If one feels tired due to the recliner, an appointment with the primary health care professional is recommended prior to commencing any exercise program.

It is also recommended to avoid any urge to be overly enthusiastic regarding the beginning of your activities. Ideally, you must be able to keep up with any activity you begin. Concentrate on forming the habit, planning your time, and creating the routine, rather than trying to do too much in the beginning. Making a habit of progressively doing the same thing without resistance can be useful. It is possible to increase the more intensity later on.

Research has also proven that these types of exercises may not just result in a longer lifespan but also improve overall health and happiness in the years to come. Being physically active helps keep you in control and improve your abilities.


Dr. Mark Kestner is a licensed chiropractor and acupuncturist with more than 30 years of experience focusing mostly on treating complicated and chronic spine, neurological and joint conditions in Murfreesboro. His office is located at 1435 NW Broad St. Contact him at [email protected]