Sunday, August 8, 2010

So You Want to be Fit at Fifty?

So you want to be fit at 50?

By 50 years old we have done so much to our bodies. We need to start by learning how to protect ourselves if we want to be strong, healthy and fit at fifty. No matter what your age I promise you will have more energy, be stronger, less headaches..... if you avoid the following toxins.

Carcinogens cause genetic alternations that lead to cancerous tumors and promote the growth of cancer cells.

Immunotoxic Chemicals damage or interfere with your bodies immune system

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's found in many household products such as cleansers, aerosol sprays, dry cleaned clothing, paint, gasoline. All are toxic to both the nervous and immune systems. They have also been linked to brain tumors and leukemia in children.

Phthalates are used to make countless household items: toys, shower curtains, nail polish, wall paper. These chemicals have been linked to birth defects, miscarriages, cancer, heart and lung problems.

A 2002 EPA study showed at least 2/3 of Americans live in areas where toxic chemicals in the air raise the risk of cancer.

So vigilance is the first step in being fit at 50 or any age for that matter. I have made alot of changes over the last few years and my fitness at fifty is better than ever. Good enough to keep up with my four kids (3 of which are under 10 years old)

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