Hey, what’s up everybody? Today we’re going to learn why everyone needs a sustainable exercise program. Alright! Let’s get after it! A sustainable exercise program is adaptable to your current health and fitness level and how you feel on any particular exercise day, therefore helping you to avoid injuries and granting you the ability to sustain optimum levels of health and fitness throughout your life. This is very important due to the reality of the aging process. In your twenties, your level of hormonal output reaches a peak and then begins to decline. As you age, your production of hormones will continue to gradually decrease. This is of great concern since hormones are unique special chemical messengers in the body that activate and improve the performance of cellular functions throughout the body. By the time you’re in your thirties, you start losing muscle mass and strength. By the time you’re forty, your skeletal system is losing more bone mass than it makes. Loss of musculoskeletal strength is due to both a natural aging process and a lack of exercise. So you have to realize that if you’re thirty to fifty years of age and not building and maintaining muscle mass, you’re likely to
lose 10% of the total muscle mass on your body and that number could double by the time you’re sixty. Let me say it a different way … 20% of the muscle mass you have now will be gone, and if you’re not that strong now, you’re looking at serious accelerated degeneration and decline that will create a degenerative cycle of health and fitness. In order to create a regenerative cycle of health and fitness, you need a sustainable exercise program that takes into consideration the following facts. One! A sustainable exercise program takes into consideration the fact that research shows that the majority of all doctor office visits are caused from stress-related symptoms. This means that ongoing stress and increased demands on your time can become a powerful force that leads to disease and robs you of your sense of well-being and your ability to enjoy life. Therefore, a sustainable exercise program must help you to safely and effectively manage the ongoing stress throughout your life in a time efficient manner. Two! A sustainable exercise program takes into consideration the fact that your time is valuable. Therefore, a sustainable exercise program safely and EFFICIENTLY improves your health and fitness. Three! A sustainable exercise program takes into consideration the fact that your heart is created with finite energy and only has an estimated two billion to three billion heartbeats per lifetime. Given these facts, it’s easy to see that the force that gives life is still a mystery to science; therefore cardiologists don’t know and can’t tell you exactly how many heartbeats you have been given for a lifetime and this number varies from person to person. Therefore, a sustainable exercise program allows you to safely and efficiently improve your health and fitness without keeping your heart rate elevated for prolonged periods of time. Four! A sustainable exercise program takes into consideration the fact that prolonged participation in physical activities that require excessive joint repetition and/or joint impact increases the probability for accelerated joint degeneration, pain, and injury. You have to become aware that the soft tissues of our joints are very susceptible to joint degeneration, pain, and injury and are not bionic hardware. Therefore, a sustainable exercise program allows you to safely and efficiently improve your health and fitness while limiting excessive joint repetition and eliminating joint impact. Five! A sustainable exercise program takes into consideration the fact that nearly 90% of all people in modern society will experience back and neck pain at some point during their life. Therefore, a sustainable exercise program must provide a proven solution for eliminating back and neck pain. In contrast to a sustainable exercise program, the established mainstream recommendation for improving health and fitness calls for performing a variety of physical activities for one hour, five days a week. For better results, it recommends increasing frequency, duration, and intensity. Following this mainstream recommendation not only requires too much of your valuable time, but it also keeps your heart rate elevated for prolonged periods of time while performing physical activities that require excessive joint repetition and/or joint impact. As a result, this mainstream recommendation unnecessarily uses up precious heartbeats and increases the probability for accelerated joint degeneration, pain, and injury. Considering everything I’ve shared with you so far, how sustainable or logical does this mainstream recommendation seem to you? Milton’s Strength Training takes all these facts into consideration and helps you achieve and sustain an optimum level of health and fitness throughout your life by exercising ten minutes, three days a week. Remember, in order to achieve and sustain an optimum level of health and fitness throughout your life you must be patient and compassionate with yourself. Many factors can influence your strength, and some days you’ll be stronger than others. Over time with consistency and accountability, you will improve your health and fitness and eliminate back and neck pain.