Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My experience with weight training.

I started lifting weights in 1954 when I was still in college at place called Vince's gym in Los Angeles, a state of the art gym for the times with the focus on body building.

I don't know why but I loved lifting weights right from the beginning, getting that sense of becoming stronger and developing muscles that you never knew you had. I guess it was just a young guys thing but I never stopped lifting and still do today, obviously with much less weight but more reps.

The endurance that you gain from weight lifting is different from aerobic exercising. As an example I can play tennis for a much longer period of time than most of my contemporaries without resting and I do believe it's due to a combination of jogging and weight lifting. Almost every part of weight lifting helps strengthen your core or as us older guys describe it, your stomach muscles. That in turn greatly helps your balance and as we age balance is so important.

Also there are wonderful ways too do resistant exercising and not go to a gym by just going visiting your back yard or going to the local park. Pushups, dips, squats, pulllups etc. are all terrific ways to strengthen you body.

Remember keep it Simple, Consistent and Fun.

Watch for my website, Aprimelife.com coming soon.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Another bite at the apple.........

When I was a teenager I always envisioned older people 50 and above to be characterized by crankiness, frailty, smelling funny, wrinkles, slow walking blah, blah, blah. Aside from all those negative characteristics I felt their work lives were coming to an end and just waiting in seclusion or retirement for death to end it all. Silly, huh? Now that I'm 76 I have a very different vision of what it's like to be over 50, way over 50!! Today we can have another bite at the apple and that's what this blog is about.

If you want another bite of the apple my experience is stay healthy and vital, then age has no boundary for any
accomplishment within your own abilities. And what is the best way to stay healthy and vital as we age, exercise and a nutritious diet. Both exercise and healthy eating habits are within our control so it's up to you to do something about it.

Another bite at the apple isn't only about starting a new career or job but something you've always had a passion for but were too busy doing all the things we do in the early part of our working lives like raising a family and job obligations, etc.

Now I get up every morning saying that I can take another bite at the apple, and so can you!

Keep it Simple, Consistent and Fun.

Watch for my website, aprimelife.com coming soon.