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Nora Tobin is a nutrition and performance-enhancement specialist, health and fitness consultant for Four Seasons and Belmond hotels, contributing editor to Shape, Wilhelmina model.
It may seem like an uphill battle to slow down the aging process, but there are natural, proven ways to look younger, feel better and live like age is not a factor. Resistance training is one of the best ways to attain a game-changing body.
Resistance training reduces the markers of oxidative stress by increasing antioxidant activity in the body. oxidative stress comes from a 24/7 lifestyle and can wreck havoc on the body. In order to look younger, the body needs to neutralize the oxidative stress through antioxidant production. Resistance training is one of the most effective ways to accomplish this task.
Resistance training also helps manage glucose control. This is very important for weight management and heart health. When you perform exercise with weights, the body uses glucose (carbohydrates) to produce energy. This process will increase the body’s ability to shed weight and build lean muscle.
The Ageless Workout
You do not need to perform a resistance workout every day. In fact, three days per week is all it takes to experience the many benefits. Incorporate this kettle bell routine into your weekly routine and you will crush calories, burn fat and build lean muscle necessary for antiaging.
Equipment required: 8 to 15 lb. kettle bell
How it Works: Perform three sets of 10 reps each.
Kettle Bell Swings
Step 1: Stand with feet hip-width and parallel. Hold the kettle bell at hip height. Slightly bend both knees, shift hips back and drop down until torso is close to parallel with the floor. The kettle bell will fall between the legs.
Step 2: Press through the feet, engage glutes and explosively press hips forward. This movement will bring you back to standing. Maintain a straight spine and a strong core the entire time.
Step 1: Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a kettle bell at chest height. Deeply bend both knees, shift hips back and lower down until thighs are close to parallel with the floor.
Step 2: Extend legs back to straight and turn hips toward the right. As you do so, lift kettle bell directly overhead. Return to center and repeat.
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