We all want to live a long and healthy life don't we? We all wish for great health and vitality and a disease free body and mind to allow us to enjoy our life, right? What if I could show you a simple therapy that can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease or cancer by three times, would you be interested? And, even better, this therapy doesn't even have to cost you a dime, is simple to do, and can even be quite fun. Do I have your attention now? Before I tell you what this therapy is, let's look at the facts to support the statements I have just made.
Therapy Research Study
In one study, researchers looked at the health of over 2000 men over a 22 year period to examine if this therapy could actually increase their health and lifespan. Some of the men in this study group received this therapy only a few days per week. The men in the control group of course did not receive any of this therapy.
When the study was completed, 131 of the men had died: 95 (73.6%) were in the control group and only 36 (26.4%) were in the therapy group.
So then what was the therapy that led to a 47% reduction in mortality?
Yes exercise: it's simple, cheap yet very effective. This simple therapy can literally save your life and prevent death from any cause as the above study has indicated. Let's look more closely at how you can use this life saving therapy as an anti aging medicine.
How You Can Use Exercise an Anti Aging Therapy
The key about using exercise as an anti aging therapy is in knowing how to incorporate it into your daily routine effortlessly and without it seeming like torture. The good news is the type of exercise I recommend in order to get life extending benefits is not really that difficult or time consuming, and it can be quite enjoyable too. Forget running marathons or sweating it out in the gym for hours - this is simply not required, and can actually be detrimental to your health.
It's far better for your health to perform shorter duration exercise following a protocol that I will describe for you shortly. This type of therapy has been shown to improve your life expectancy and to reduce your chances of dying from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke, and it will reduce your chances of developing depression and anxiety. Not only that, it will help to reduce your body fat and give you a slim, lean and muscular body at any age. Your sex life will also be improved as will your sleep.
The benefits are very impressive indeed, and there is evidence also to indicate that exercise therapy (when done correctly) can even be used to reverse cancer as well.
If all these aren't enough reasons for you to start this simple therapy on a daily basis immediately, then you may already have a deep seated subconscious desire to not be healthy, and to develop some time of illness or disease. If this is the case it's time to blow this limiting mindset away and to develop the firm mental belief that yes you can develop a very healthy body and mind, and yes you can live a long and healthy life at least till 100 years of age.
This is a reality, not science fiction, but it must start with you believing that this is possible. Everything starts with your thoughts, and once you can start developing the "anti aging mental picture" and start picturing yourself as a human being with unlimited physical, emotional and spiritual potential, then there are no limits to what you can achieve in this world. I will discuss this further in future articles, as it is a crucial aspect to achieving perfect health and happiness.
How To Use Exercise Therapy For Life Extension
Regular exercise following the specific protocol I will now show you will help you to burn body fat and to increase your metabolism. This will in turn keep your body lean and healthy for a lifetime. Ok let me show you a simple therapeutic exercise routine that you can do anywhere, anytime, without any expense and using only 15 minutes of your time. I want you to make a firm commitment that if you aren't already performing exercise therapy every day that you will start this immediately. Stop making excuses as there are none.
Wear a watch with a second hand or bring a stopwatch with you. If you have a heart rate monitor you can also wear that. Go outside and start walking at a slow pace so that your breath rate will increase slightly. Continue this warm-up for 5 minutes. Monitor your heart rate during the warm up and remember the rate at this point in your mind.
Then I want you to go as hard and fast as you can for 30 seconds (time yourself). If you are new to exercise, then just walk at a brisk rate during this time. If you used to exercising then you could sprint as hard and as fast as you can for 30 seconds. You will find that your breathing will become very rapid during this burst of intense exercise, and you will be panting for breathe. Don't panic as that is exactly what I want you to be doing at this point. Record your maximum heart rate at this point. You can stop now after this intense burst and go back to a slow walking pace again. You want your breathe rate to come back to where it was during the warm up phase.
Once your breath and heart rate comes back down to where it was initially, stay at this pace for another 3 minutes. Then go as hard and as fast as you can again for another 30 seconds, as before.
Keep repeating this cycle of 3 minutes exercise with a slow comfortable breathe and heart rate, and then 30 seconds of hard and fast intense exercise for a minimum of 15 minutes to start with. You can gradually extend this cycle once your fitness level had increased, but you don't need to go longer than 30 minutes maximum. Even a 15 minute exercise therapy session as described will do wonders for your health and for your longevity.
Don't overlook the power of this simple therapy. Sometimes the simplest things in life are the most powerful, and this is most certainly true about exercise therapy.