The battle with my weight started in my early 20's. I was always on some sort o f restrictive diet and I spent hours in the gym, teaching 15 to 20 aerobic classes per week.. In my 40's I took up running ... ...running every day, with little change in body shape..
At 49 I decided to get up on stage and compete for the first time in body building. This was when I had my snap moment. I realised doing hours of cardio was not the answer to changing my body shape. Resistance (weight training) exercise is the only activity capable of building muscle (lean body mass) and improving body composition ( more muscle less body fat).
FACT: "Over their lifespan, the average adult will lose 7 kg of muscle and gain 15 kg of body fat." This phenomenon accelerates the aging process . It underlies a host of conditions that we usually associate with getting old.
Building muscle provides so many health benefits, it may actually slow the aging process.