This may be one of the most bold claims you’ve ever heard when it comes to exercise but it is actually one of the most undeniable truths.
A study published in 2007 by Simon Milov et al. found that there are 596 genes associated with aging. Meaning, these genes express themselves differently when we are young than when we are old. After identifying these genes, Milov put 51 adults through 6 months of traditional resistance training. At the end of the 6 month training prescription, what the researches found was that over 400 of these genes REVERSED back to their youthful expression! Let me repeat that, the genes REVERSED! The genes got younger! How is this possible!
I’m not sure people can grasp how incredible this discovery is. We have been searching for “The Fountain of Youth” for thousands of years and it is right in front of us. This study has been published for 10 years and nobody knows about it. The reason is that resistance training can’t be made into a pill or drink that can be sold in GNC.
This study, along with dozens of others being published each month, are showing exercise is the best medicine for almost any ailment.
Reversing Diabetes: Bweir S, Al-jarrah M, Almalty AM, et al. Resistance exercise training lowers HbA1c more than aerobic training in adults with type 2 diabetes. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2009;1:27.
Lowering Blood Pressure: Fagard RH, Cornelissen VA. Effect of exercise on blood pressure control in hypertensive patients. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2007;14(1):12-7.
Weight Loss: Boutcher SH. High-intensity intermittent exercise and fat loss. J Obes. 2011;2011:868305.
Increase Bone Density: Layne JE, Nelson ME. The effects of progressive resistance training on bone density: a review. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1999;31(1):25-30.
Young or old, heavy or thin, strong or weak; drastic improvements can be made with just a small amount of time and effort. Of course it is much easier to procrastinate and find excuses for why we aren’t doing the little things to improve our health and longevity, but just a small amount of effort can change your life.
Adopt a time efficient, safe and effective high intensity resistance training protocol and in just 30-60 minutes of training per week you can make physical and mental improvements that will allow you to live the long, healthy, happy life you deserve.