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Old 05-06-2003, 02:00 PM   #1
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Question Weight Lifting and Aging

Is it true that weight lifting slows down the aging process?

 
Old 05-06-2003, 03:38 PM   #2
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I think so; i heard anerobic (sp?) activity (weightlifting) prolongs life. the info came from a scientific study.

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Old 05-06-2003, 03:52 PM   #3
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Have you seen Lou Ferrigno lately? He looks like he hasn't aged in the last 20 years.

 
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Yes, absolutely. Use it or lose it really does apply. Resistance training keeps bone density up, hormone levels balanced, and prevents atrophy of the mind and everything else.

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Old 05-07-2003, 02:58 PM   #5
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I guess looking @ guys like Schartzengger and Bruce Willis really says it all. Between Terminator, T2 and T3, he may have gotten smaller, but looks amazing nonetheless.

What about the aging process pertaining to wrinkles, harlos, etc. Does this release anything in the body to slow these down (defying the aging process)?

 
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Some wrinkles are caused by aging but a great majority of them are very preventable since they are caused by ultraviolet rays of the sun. If everyone used sunscreen daily from the time they were old enough to have it on, the skin on their faces and other sun-exposed areas would look like the skin on the parts that never see the sun (check it out for yourself, comparing skin on the top of your hands to the skin underneath the arm--the visible proof of sun damage will shock you). Of course, if you are very young, the difference wan't be so apparent because sun damage is cumulative and what you do to your skin now will become evident in 10-20 years.

 
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