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Fast processed and junk food together with soft drinks take advantage of our craving. However, consuming this food can lead to nutritional imbalance and causing a pandemic of obesity. Like all things, balance is required an appropriate nutrition plan should be devised to support the physical activity undertaken.
Vanity is a huge asset. Even at 87, I wanted an Adonis body, in order to turn to the heads of the sexy young, 70 years-old girls on the beach. I wanted a six-pack, by my coach said that we must first work on my bottom which she said was a catastrophe.
Exercise is both a preventive measure and a treatment. The success rate of exercise therapy for a number of conditions is well over 40%.
The number of diseases that are treatable by exercise is continuously increasing.
Research has shown that those who participate in strenuous competitive sports live longer. Obviously, training for competition is more intense and in addition, the competition gives valuable adrenaline rushes.
At present, longer life expectancy means the ever-extending period of sports of state-supported and company-financed retirement, more disability and more health costs. This was never anticipated.
By 2025 it is estimated that the cost of interest payments, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security will consume all US Federal income. The economic consequences of chronic diseases are so substantial that if present trends continue, nation states could be bankrupted. In the future, it will be those countries that have the healthiest population with the healthiest brains that will rule the world.
One of the most interesting development is the fact that we can rebuild oil bodies. The body of an average 80 years old has lost about 50% of muscle mass since the since the age of 50 which has been replaced by fat. By removing the fat and regenerating the lost muscle, we can give the 80 years old a body composition near similar to that one 20 or even 30 years younger!