If you are over the age of 40 then you know this is period of your life when it is most important that you get healthy. Every year, more and more middle aged men and women are diagnosed with serious age related illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. Heart attacks, strokes, and other heart disease related deaths are at a shocking all time high. It is no coincidence that the increase in senior illnesses parallels the increase in the number of seniors who are overweight, sedentary, and generally unfit.
There are many reasons you may not have begun an over 40 fitness program, but one of the most common reasons is that you do not know where to start. There are too many so-called experts out there promising miracle results through “one size fits all” fitness plans. However, most people never achieve success on this type of plan.
This is why Jon Benson and Tom Venuto’s e-book Fit Over 40 is an incredibly useful guide to everyone over 40 looking to get fit. Jon and Tom have learned that everyone is unique, with different body types, fitness goals, and lifestyles. Therefore, there is no one plan that will work for everyone. Instead, they share their own personal fitness journeys, along with those of 52 other men and women your age, so that you can build a plan that will maximize your results.
Jon and Tom come from different fitness backgrounds. Tom has been a physical trainer for decades. He has written fitness and bodybuilding articles for many major industry magazines. His “Five Pillars” fitness technique has received much acclaim. This technique addresses the many facets of fitness, such as the different forms of exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle. In the book, he thoroughly explains his program so that you can use his insight on your fitness journey.
Jon, on the other hand, entered his 40s overweight and unfit. He had lived an unhealthy lifestyle for many years and was suffering from many illnesses because of it. He finally had the realization that he must save his life through fitness. His journey was filled with ups and downs, but he achieved success and is now fit for life. Sharing the details of his journey with you can help you more successfully prepare for your own.
The e-book also includes the fitness stories of 52 men and women in their 40s, 50s, 60, 70s, and later. Some are competitive athletes, but many are just ordinary individuals who realized that they could stay youthful longer if they got into shape. Each person shares their story of how they got started, where they are now, and what motivates them. You will read that they all started at different ages and levels of fitness yet all achieved the same amazing results. You will read about the unique obstacles each of them faced. Next, they each detail their exercise programs, including why they made certain choices of exercises and schedules. This is where you will see that each person’s exercise program is unique because each person’s body has different needs and renewal times. You will also learn about each diet plan and how different nutritional plans support different fitness goals. Finally, you will read about the different lifestyle choices each made and how those choices have benefited them.
The significant benefit of this section is that you learn that each person has unique fitness needs and goals. Therefore, each person needs a unique over 40 fitness plan. The way for you to create your ideal fitness plan is to study what has worked for others. Incorporate into your plan the aspects of their plans that suit your needs and goals. The more success stories you study, the more thorough your fitness over 40 plan will be.
Jon and Tom have compiled these stories to help you create the best fitness plan for you. They have done the research for you and found excellent role models to follow. If you let the examples and techniques in Fit Over 40 guide you, you will be on the right path to lifelong health, youth, and happiness.