Studies Suggest Weight Lifting Can Help You Live Longer

 

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Can Strength Training Help You Live Longer?

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In addition to helping you live longer, weightlifting and exercise, in general, can greatly improve your quality of life as you get older. Weight lifting has been linked to increasing bone density, improve balance, increase stamina, and above all strengthen the muscles that weaken over time. While lifting heavier is the goal, you don’t have to have the heaviest weight on the rack in your hands.

A study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found doing 20 to 25 reps with lighter weight was just as efficient for building strength as doing 8 to 12 reps with heavier weights. The benefit to this is you are able to lift for years without beating your body down. It’s well-know that an active lifestyle and balanced diet will help you live a healthier and longer life, but it seems that strength training, specifically, is the key to living longer.

According to a new study conducted by Penn State College of Medicine, lifting weights when aged 65. It’s well-know that an active lifestyle and balanced diet will help you live a healthier and longer life, but it seems that strength training, specifically, is the key to living longer. According to a new study conducted by Penn State College of Medicine, lifting weights when aged 65.

The secret to a longer life may be a barbell: Strength training as you age reduces your risk for death, according to a new study from Penn State College of. Studies Show: Lifting Heavy Weights Helps You Live Longer 2 of 2 Weight lifting can also reduce the risk of heart disease and other heart-related ailments. After a 45 minute workout, your blood pressure can be lowered by up to twenty percent. LINKING LIFESPAN AND LIFTING.

Several studies have found a correlation between strength training and lifespan. The latest, a 2018 study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found women with an average age of 62 who spent up to 145 minutes per week engaged in strength training activities were less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and any other cause during the 12-year study. While it can’t be disputed that there are benefits to both strength training and cardio, a new study has found that the former might help increase life expectancy. According to research by the.

New research suggests that weight training might help to increase your life expectancy. According to research by the University of Michigan, having strong muscles has a direct effect on how long. Do strength training Regular physical activity promotes general good health, reduces the risk of developing many diseases, and helps you live a longer and healthier life.

For many of us, “exercise” means walking, jogging, treadmill work, or other activities that get the heart pumping.

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Yet, few studies exist with long-term observations of highly motivated senior athletes involved in strength training.

“Science and Practice of Strength Training” by Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky, William J. Kraemer, Andrew C. Fry
from Science and Practice of Strength Training
by Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky, William J. Kraemer, Andrew C. Fry
Human Kinetics, 2020

Other studies also have verified the benefits of functional strength training to improve activities of daily living (ADL), including countering the devastating medical consequences of slips and falls in the older elderly.33’224’243

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Other studies have confirmed the positive effects of training on productivity.

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from Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance
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Many other studies support this conclusion, demonstrating that resistance training has positive effects on both neural and skeletal muscle mechanisms, leading to strength gains.

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from Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
by Danielle R. Bouchard
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Other studies also confirm the beneficial effects of training on one’s perception of effort (Gaskill et al. 2005).

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Not surprisingly, findings suggest that exercise and nutrition improve cardiovascular health, increase bone and muscle structure, and reduce weight.

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And recent studies show that regular exercise and good fitness are associated with high function in the parts of the brain that promote learning.

“Health Opportunities Through Physical Education” by Corbin, Charles B, McConnell, Karen, Le Masurier, Guy, Corbin, David, Farrar, Terri
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However, a 2004 study in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that muscle power is a better predictor of longevity than is muscle strength.

“The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle” by Lou Schuler, Alwyn Cosgrove
from The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle
by Lou Schuler, Alwyn Cosgrove
Penguin Publishing Group, 2005

This cause and effect relationship has been confirmed with research linking changes in aerobic fitness to changes in mortality.

“Encyclopedia of Epidemiology” by Sarah Boslaugh, Louise-Anne McNutt
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by Sarah Boslaugh, Louise-Anne McNutt
SAGE Publications, 2008

A number of studies, however, have documented that exercise causes improvements in strength and power, in muscle force generation at the single-fiber level, and improvement in overall function in the elderly.

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  • a brilliant, courageous and iconoclastic presentation… I always felt the annual physical was a bit antiquated and can seriously use some serious rethinking!!

  • There’s some interesting TED talks on this. I’m a 54 yo female and I train 5 days a week, strongest ever ever been. I simply fight the sarcopenia; I detest the way older people start to look frail and spindly. Then they start to lose their balance and coordination. Then a simple fall and trip is disaster because there’s no muscle protecting the joints. Then they have a long recovery, thus accelerating sarcopenia. Then, they’re my mom, who can barely manage getting back and forth to store because she’s never moved.. iM SIMPLY NOT GIVING IN TO DECAY!!!

  • I had natto the first time last week and at least I know not to eat it by itself. You have to be hardcore to do that. Most Japanese people eat it with rice with some seasoning topped with egg.

  • Being on an ill fitting cushion and poor transfers can also cause skin break down. It’s important to do yearly pressure mappings to find a cushion that works for you and to transfer properly.:)

  • Age is just a number. If you’re able to workout, do it. The human body was made to excercise, not just sit around all day and watch T.V. I go for morning walks around my neighborhood and do bodyweight excercises, free weights and excercise bands��������������

  • T-6 complete here. Thank you for your videos. They help a lot.
    I got to start doing better in a few areas. I think laziness tends to sit in every now and then.

  • Gluten free and have eczema and It doesn’t matter what I do I constantly have had sores for a decade now and can’t even get care for them anymore

  • Good job Richard �� enjoyed the video as usual! I’m a T-9 T-10 two years post & �� the same way, best method all under control zero accidents ;))
    Always very helpful and spreading a lot of well-being �� I thank you for that ☺

  • fasting is known for very long time to be effective, there is no need to torment poor animal to proof something already know. shame on cruel vivisectors

  • Hey Richard, thank you very much for this inspiring video. I’d like to ask you about your bladder management after AMS 800, how often do you pee? I am t3 incomplete, i have to pee every two to three hours which is really annoying especially when l am out. Have you heard about Mitrofanoff procedure? I wonder which one is better??

  • The banana ����������. Great video too! I was injured almost two years ago now and I’ve watched many of your vids. Even having the hard day here and there it’s helpful to watch other folks with sci on you tube. (You guys are the only people with SCI I know other than me, T10 complete.)

  • Awesome video, thanks for inspiration and insight. Just turned 50 �� and thought best days are behind me. After watching this I am going to re-start lifting weights, it actually feels good afterwards. The accomplishment and improvement is priceless.

  • I’m able bodied but still watch videos. I think it helps to get a better understanding of some things. Also from time to time I can get things as I have a hidden disability so might get a bit of what people have trouble with.
    As for bowel problems people can get them even if they don’t have spinal problems. Occasionally I have problems and have to stick my finger in certain areas to relieve myself. It’s not something people usually talk about but it is helpful to let people know they are not alone and what can be done.

  • How I managed at first was keeping a log book. Once I became more familiar and comfortable in my new routines I could leave the log book behind.

  • Thank you for the vid!!!
    Do you think it is possible to make significant gains in my 50 under the condition even if I am experienced in wheightlifting?
    Greetings from Black Forest Germany

  • Hi I watched like almost all videos, I have a urine leak but I know many people get Botox injection and have good results unfortunately we don’t have that Botox in Sri Lanka which means I will have kidney issues in the long term and now I am a little bit of depression. I have no idea what to do.

  • Thank you and nice explations..What we call as Ekadashi which occurs twice month (controls mind /body )complete fasting in Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism)…it is not fasting doing once in a year….

  • I do not have an SCI, but I spent most of last year in bed. I didn’t know how bad pressure could be… Pressure Sores go from “not a problem” to “A MASSIVE HUGE PROBLEM!!!!!!!” unbeliveably quickly if you are not doing pressure releases/changing position constantly/using an alternating air mattress.
    If you have full feeling in the area that is developing a pressure sore then you can actually feel your flesh dying from the inside out which is one of the worst feelings I’ve ever experienced D:

  • I had a artificial bladder neck fitted and had problem after problem until my eureathra split and nearly killed me and did even more damage to my lower body, I know use wheelchair or crutches, 6years ago I played football and worked with people with learning disability, my whole life was flipped upside down, you’re videos help me not feel I’m the only 1 and that I can still do things you are a great inspiration. Keep up the good work and fighting your personal fight ����✌��♿

  • Mark I’m 51 years old and I’ve been lifting consistently for 7 years now. Trained in my younger days but stopped when my son was born.
    At 51 I feel better than I ever have and I owe it to consistently lifting weights and TRT helps me out also but yeah I totally agree with you man. There’s so many benefits to weight training over the age of 50. I’ll subscribe.

  • This guys on a very good HRT program. Whats his protocol? If we cant be honest about that why bother with the conversation? This guy looks great but he’s definitely on some “assistance” in addition to his training, diet and supplementation program. Good for him. Its working!

  • You covered bowel programs there is another type basically washing it out I used peresteen and there is a version that a carer can do where the poo goes in to a bag (but really don’t know about that) with there are other brands too of course but just mentioning it incase it’s useful I found it life changing luckily I have got better so not so reliant on tubes

  • Dr. Longo’s talk on the Rich Roll podcast is very intriguing as well if you like this. He’s a proponent of eating mostly vegan, and pescitarian 2-3 times a week. Not Keto.
    Read his book the Longevity Diet. Might sway the keto folks over. I eat like he suggests, and usually lots of good quality carbs daily. Still losing weight even when I don’t workout. His book is worth a look if you want to avoid disease and live past 100.

  • Hi richard! thanks again for your advices…can you tell me the link or where i can learn from the quadripegic guy that you menrtioned on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6232G9fOZ0 i am quadriplegic too and would like be indepedent too

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you! Without people like you who come up to the plate and say it like it is there would be so many more people feeling isolated and alone ��

  • I am reading a good book from Ruediger Dahlke about fasting methods, I started this Month August and I feel very well, even my son is fasting with me. I must to thank Ruediger and Valter for the studies and valuable information.

  • I have seen bananas being used as a lot of props, but this …
    very useful video, thanks. But no thank you for the image I have in my head now….

  • I don’t have a spinal injury myself but I relate in a way it’s so important to stay as healthy as possible for people living with disabilities.

  • His work is the final death knell to conventional medicine as we’ve known it. He’s basically proved that we can completely revamp all the systems that accelerate aging and age-related diseases. Essentially regardless of what your disease from here on out, the first SCIENTIFIC thing to do is to fast. From a common cold all the way to cancer. Man, its a great time to be alive!

  • Love ther Temporay shirt and hoodie only problem is I wish I had 3 or 4 of them. They are super soft, fit well and just the right weight for our current weather. Thank you so much!

  • Lol.. Awesome thumbnail and video. Actually the best I’ve seen on these topics. Soooo, Richard. Is that a banana in your pants or are you happy to see me? Lol EDIT: I know, I know, bad joke but I bet you had a little fun and humor making this video. Great information on urinary care.

  • Great video again Richard. We can all use ideas for workouts. I am a spinal cord injury patient at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, and they are putting out a series of at-home workouts for both people in wheelchairs and those who can stand. You might want to check them out here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ePHndw_LKwc

    If you are interested, you can contact me and I can connect you with the trainer who is making these videos.

  • awesome video! I want to know more about losing weight off of my small gut lol because walking after my injury is difficult (I have bad balance because my abs are very weak) and I can’t just run it off anymore. I use the exercise bike at the gym independently but there’s not much else I can think of to do. So, how did you lose weight when you thought you had become obese? And besides pushing in a manual chair, what other things can someone in a powerchair do(like me)? I’m very independent but I’d be risking a fall walking by myself anywhere especially on a treadmill. Is there any standing, squating etc. you recommend because I can do that safely lol. In therapy I push on the treadmill with my PT, but I was just wondering for at home or on a therapy table.

  • Love your vids. I am 59 t12/ l1 para. Used to be supper active but have slowed down in the past 5 years. How would you say is the easiest way to loose weight. I eat mostly proteins and veggies,ant exercises I can do.

  • my spinal cord injury is t8 or t9 cant really remember. but thank you this helped me alot. and i’am only 14 years old and have injury like 1 year now

  • For myself first and foremost getting your diet under control is the most important factor. Easter 2018 I weighed 325 lbs, by Easter 2020 my goal of losing 100 lbs is only 12 pounds away. When I noticed my clothes getting loose I added walking 3 times a week for an hour. Then when I had lost around 50 lbs I added resistance training, everything gradual has worked well for me.

  • In 1979 I was told Id be lucky to make it to 30. In my 30s I was told Id be lucky to get to 50. Im 55. BTW, be good to your shoulder, elbows, wrists and fingers. I was a w/c athlete, BBall, track, obstacle courses. I moved to the hills in TN and didnt spend extra money to make ramps longer… Just what I could muscle up. DONT do that. Ive torn the glenoid labrum in my shoulder, which cant be surgically repaired because the entire labrum is worn thin. My wrist and finger tendons are damaged due to the constant pressure I put on them daily by going up extremely steep ramps. Keep your muscles strong but please dont over do it, like me.

  • I dont have a disability and I watch your videos because there inspirational and interesting����but I never thought you had to put stuff…

    …well there��

  • I like your channel, you have some great information. As a 30+ years wheelchair user, I’m trying to get a channel started. What advice do you have in reaching the spinal cord/paraplegic audience? I feel like my videos are sitting in a black hole! Ha!

  • Why is it the government and all the doctors highly recommend you eat breakfast and saying that that is the most important meal of the day??

    That is such BS. From a person who has done intermittent fasting (17 hour) every day for the past year, I’ve never felt better than now. I have practically every bad health risk in my family and I can feel the onset of diabetes creeping in but I’m able to keep it at bay doing this method.

    When doing this, you have to stop eating at 7 p.m. That is when your organs and your body is going into its resting phase. Don’t eat ANYTHING after that until the next day at 12 p.m. the only thing you can have in between that time is water. That’s all you will need to satiate that hunger which is in actuality thirst.

    If you do this along with high intensity exercise when you can, especially towards the end of the fasting period, you will not only lose weight quickly but you will maintain a healthy, happy, motivated and depression free life with good blood level numbers.

    Those two things along with an overall reduction of sugar in your diet is all you will need to maintain a truly healthy lifestyle. That will be tough because sugar is in EVERYTHING and that industry is very powerful and more insidious than the tobacco industry.

    Doing this, it will be tough the first few times but once you get the hang of it, it becomes easy. Water is all you need…not cofee or even tea.

  • Why haven’t you scientists figured out how to find the gene in these centenarians and use a crisper to put it into the rest of us?

  • I’m closer to 60, lifting for 30 years straight. 95 percent of the time I’m the strongest guy in the gym (YMCA). Five points. You need more rest between workouts or you’ll be injured more often. 3 times a week is good. Second, my max strength has dropped probably 15 percent. I had a nearly 500 pound squat, 350 pound bench. The problem is you get injured and have to go back to a lower weight. Third, stretch more often as it is more difficult to get started. Fourth, do reverse hyper extensions for your lower back. Fifth, don’t ever do steroids. Lots of buddies I know who took steroids died of cancer young.

  • Thanks for all the details:) I’ve been doing fasting, mostly intermittent fasting for 6 years already quite regularly, and it’s really working for better health and digestion:)

  • I am 61… I am not massively built but yes there is so much truth on weight training and resistance training. I see my friends in their 30/40 who simply are totally focused on aerobic training ( sons running 250 km a week ). Now I am not saying that this kind of training is not good but to not include any resistance training of any kind is just not a great idea plus contact pounding on joints through running of similar things is not good for the human body. Resistance training is very important and as one gets older this is even more beneficial

  • Going to be straight up, 50’s were not that difficult but man at about 59.5 the muscle growth reaction time is little longer and workout timing adjustments have to be made. Strength does come. I mean I am 61 now and recently got 380 on bench and nutrition being consistent is super important. Downside of 60’s is when you lay off a few weeks its like starting over again where when you were younger it was small incremental drop offs. Ah but this about lifting in your 50’s so smash it guys. Consistent persistence and keep adding little steps and see where you are in a year. BAM..

  • Since day one human was already fasting..no such thing as breakfast lunch and dinner..u eat when u hunt again..eat when hungry not when craving

  • What about your sexual performance? Do you perform just as well at 57 as you did at 27? I suspect it’s possible given that you’re in really good shape.

  • 64 still lifting. Less weight and higher reps and I don’t have near the recovery problem I have with heavier weights. Every few times throw in a heavier lift. Had to adapt with age.

  • Good video. You’re spot on. I’m in the gym 5 to 6 days a week before work. I’m 66 years old but don’t feel it. Riding my bicycle 100 miles is no big thing! Keeping your body and brain moving is important for fighting off negative effects of aging!

  • Oh! I just get so excited when I see a new video pop up in my feed. I realize the channel is geared towards people with spinal cord injuries(Duh! Obviously), but you also help family, friends and those who just weren’t familiar or inquisitive. Education and knowledge are powerful tools to not only inform, but remove myths and fears.

  • Please..did my first bodybuilding show at 27..doing my next in 2 months at age 55. What a stupid question…no don’t lift. Just be a 50yr old out of shape slob!

  • Ok the banana was a smart and humerus way to show someone how cathhing works, discreetly. I bet catching and your bowel program felt weird at first LOL

  • It’s TRUE I’m 52 and freak out the younger guys in my gym with my benching squatting and deadlifts I’m not huge but I’m strong and defined and actually get asked for training advice and tips. I still turn the heads of some of the ladies too and that definitely boosts the ole ego lol

  • I’m massively struggling with losing weight, from some of the stuff you had said I was finally about to join a gym, then lockdown hit, so I’m looking for things I can do at home without significant cost. I’m really struggling to come up with aerobic exercises, I know that to do that with weights I should use light weights and lots of repetitions, but I’m struggling to think of arm exercises I can do from sitting or lying.

  • Fasting is definitely helpful, but it’s not everything. I have IBS and fasting didn’t heal my IBS, but it does give me relief when I have a flare up. It gives my digestive track to heal somewhat. I believe a lot of what he says, but I don’t agree that we can fast for 6 months. I mean someone just died in Turkey during a hunger strike, and I don’t believe he was going without eating for 6 months. I do believe you can go for a month or two without eating if you’re drinking a lot.

  • Yes lift! However I’ve stopped doing squats and deadlifts due to back issues. Now at 50 I’m working on elbow and shoulder problems! Lol

  • Very inspirational video. I’m 72 and have returned to weightlifting and had some doubts but after this video it’s full speed ahead! Great video! Thanks

  • With a song in my heart Yes I believe for every drop of rain that falls a flower growers Yes I believe laughing Loving & living simply so that others may simply live yours D.C.H Tauranga New Zealand

  • I never went to the gym as a teen but I rode my bicycle for many miles nearly every single day, even into my early twenties. I also did a lot of push ups and planking exercises before we called them planking exercises. Now that I’m nearly 52, I’ve found the recipe of the golden five or the big five exercises. However, I’m nearly 45% body fat and taking it off has been a challenge. Obviously I need to turn up the juice.

  • More people would rather se a video of a 50 year old curing a disease instead. A video of anybody at any age curing any problem would be better than doing what anybody can do like lifting weights.

  • Halfway through and I haven’t heard him list thee most important ingredient… testosterone replacement.

    You a noobie going in the gym at 50+, lifting weights…you’re gonna break something. Save the bullshit for someone who doesn’t know you’re on something…and then leave that detail out your regimen

  • I ALWAYS tell people about this. but they don’t believe me. Thanks for making this video. Oh btw. thanks to lifting I look way younger. I get to lie to all the younger girls that I’m a certain age that is more acceptable to their age bracket.

  • I lifted weights for years, usually 50 pound dumbells with a few sets, about half hour to an hour a day. I am now 75 years old and work out each evening for a half hour with a 30 pounf kettle ball. I am a former US Marine, and I think being fit is important. Do you think working out will also raise my testosterone?

  • Amen im 63 been lifting 2 years 2 1/2 hours a day I love it feel great o ya I use preworkout too go to doctor he says I’m fine for preworkout

  • Guys over 50 are getting on the youth cocktail from their doc. Makes weight lifting “fun”. And videos like this. However, weight training is good for you even without the extra hormones.

  • I keep finding myself trying to find the line where the mature head meets the young body in this trickery…but i`m 54 and in as good shape,thanks in no small part to TRT.

  • I have a question reg. viruses or bacteria as shown when fasted they live longer, so what about the healing process when you are sick but not eating? how the self healing works if sickness keeps on going from micro perspective? really caught my attention… great talk!

  • You’re right.. really really awesome. I started lifting weights sunce June 2018 at the age of 60, now i am 62, guided by you guys in the YouTube. I followed the diet and workouts instructions very strictly. Before that, over several years i was just jogging and cycling. I am happy with this muscular body i am having now. You guys are great, made me feel stronger and younger hihi.. thank you so much. ����

  • This video introduced me to mannose, and made me consider switching from 50mg cranberry to 500. I’m hoping to be able to avoid the AMS 800, but it’s nice knowing about, if there’s no other way to avoid expelling urine during climax (I have no bladder control issues otherwise a pill doesn’t solve, so just for that, it would be a little overkill).

    Thank you for all of this information, it was very valuable, you helped one more wheelchair user today!

  • They say if your over 50 and lifting weights you will hurt your self is that true they said your bones will start hurting later on.

  • All very valid points you mentioned, a lot of this is easy to take for granted and appreciate how open you are about all this. I personally have been a T12/L1 para for 39 years now (accident from the age of two) and was fortunate to go to a school for physically disabled persons where I was taught to be independent, but took a lot of that for granted in my early adult life. It is only later in life that I got to appreciate a lot of those things I was taught and adapted my lifestyle accordingly. Two other major things that will impact your life expectancy with a SCI is diminished bone density and shrinking tendons (especially behind the knees, hips, and ankles), so it is vital to ensure you stretch often and do standing exercises so you ad some weight to your joints and prevent weak joints and bones. I ignored this for some time and am struggling with a hip that dislocates and stiff tendons to the point I cannot straighten my legs properly when lying down (they are kind of bent a bit in a seated position), but it is getting better with the stretching over time. The weight gain is my biggest challenge at the moment, and have set up a small home gym recently as there no accessible gyms anywhere near me.

  • Do you have to eat meat if ypu lift? Im vegan and your age but ive lost muscle since i stopped eating meat and my pumos abd strength are not as good..yes you might say ive answersd my own question but im thinking i ko2zt mass due to age and testosterone

  • I get this question all the time…
     
    “Should I be weight lifting after 50?”
     
    Well, I’m not only going to answer that for you…
     
    I’m also going to share some of my best tips for building lean muscle and getting in shape after 50…
     
    Enjoy!

  • Come off the gear then come back and make another video with your shirt off, somehow I think the interest in your videos will dwindle away when people see what a man pushing 60 looks like naturally.

  • Many years ago I have read by Bulgarian spiritual teacher that 40 days fasting can heal even cancer.And people don’t need to kill animals to understand that.

  • Nice �� teaching. Thanks for your knowledge shared! Fasting is the ultimate! It changed my life. Man shall not live in eating always!

  • Thanks for the info. So the after photo of Roy was 6 months after the calorie restriction but for how long did he do the calorie restricted diet?

  • I would appreciate the workout videos. I’m a member of Planet Fitness, but haven’t really used it as I’m not sure where to start and not cause more injuries. I also have tendinosis and impingements in both shoulders, so would love a rebuild, heal, prevent damage to shoulder information.

  • I was born and raised in Japan, so I’ve been eating natto all my life. It’s super delicious & healthy, I like to add chopped green onions, a little bit of soy sauce, kimchi, and some Japanese Shichimi tougarashi (chili pepper) or mustard/rayu and I eat it with brown rice.

  • I would like to see a lifting video even though I go to the gym because I may learn something new. Great video and thanks for sharing

  • Thanks for such an informative video. I am also a d9 d10 complete spinal injured since 1997, I wish I had someone to share all this then, I had to figure it all by myself. Having said that I would love to see your exercise video as I have accumulated a great wealth in form of fat around my waist in my sitting life. I am also afraid that being a spinal injured lifting weights while sitting may cause spinal strain, need your valuable comment. Thanks and keep inspiring.
    PS. You explained it quite well the IC procedure, but if permitted I will like to add just one thing that I practice while doing IC, I block the outlet of catheter with thumb while taking it out, so that the residual urine in the catheter don’t fall back in bladder.

  • Richard, thanks for the THE SCI NUTRITIONIST link. Also, I am on hip precautions, but really need to learn ho to hold a wheelie (like in going down a ramp)…can you please do a video on that? Thanks in advance.

  • Fasting is not disappearing from the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:) it has blessed my life since I was young. A holistic Blessing

  • I want to do fasting but I’m worry about gallstones. In the past my doctor found me sludge in my gall bladder, so is it safe?. Ps sorry for my english

  • Although modern men and women reclaim the millennium old natural practice of fasting, they always praise the results but never caution about the minute by minute precipices of falling, both psychological and physical. Fasting is NOT easy bc it fights against our very primal nature to survive. It will only be another fad diet if one only looks at the physical results, not the spiritual one. After all, we’re not just physical beings but conglomerates of spirit, mind and body.

  • I fast 24hrs 3x a week and it’s changed my life. Also eating tonic herbs and the equivalent Ayurvedic herbs is also handy for longevity.

  • I don’t believe that genetics decide how long you will live. I think everybody can live a long life, just some have to work harder at it because they are paying for the poisons they absorbed from their mother in womb (see mercury from amalgams).

  • ALL the prophets Adam,Abraham,Noah,Solomon,David,Jesus and Muhammad used to fast not just for physical benefits but also for the soul.

  • It would be helpful if you could say Type One Diabetes or Type Two Diabetes to avoid confusion. Not everyone out here in the real world knows that they are different diseases.

  • Doesn’t the time just fly by. Started training at 15. Now 55. Seems like yesterday. Been lifting and running for 40 years. The time has gone so quickly. Have to pinch myself at times. When I’m running or at the gym I sometimes think I’m 21 again. But then I look in the mirror and see I’m not. Where does it go?!

  • Man I don’t know if you’ve heard that places are opening back up you can get that haircut. LOL I myself have to get one tomorrow I cannot stand looking like a caveman.
    When are the thing you really need to try the pre-lubricated catheter you don’t have to touch those and they’re just so much easier to deal with when leaving your house.

  • Happy Healthy Hub clubs Tauranga New Zealand & Ivor Cummins Heart Foundation Ireland Setting the standards for world health wonderful philosophy & Contribution. To your Heart and Health B True

  • Wait, you’re in Austin? I’m several hours away but I get down to Round Rock a few times a year. What are the chances I could stop by and say hi?

  • Ivor Cummins saint of the university of health for all Yes. The Magic of fasting simply Wonderful. Heart Foundation Ireland Setting the standards for world health organization. Derek C Howie Ambassador Health Happy Hub Club together we can make a difference. To your Heart & Health B True

  • Why the fuck would I want to live longer with a spinal cord injury? That’s like hoping for a longer prison sentence! Dear God, no. No, no, no. I’ve literally prayed to God to die in my sleep, many, many times. I even called out to the Grim Reaper as well, asking him to off me in the middle of the night too. Then when I woke up the following morning I called them both pussies! ��

  • Great talk! Fasting has become a way of life for me and it is hands down one of the greatest decisions I have ever made in my life. I encourage the whole world to regularly fast!

  • I heard all this in 1983, except some new data supporting it Longo mentioned. I learned back in 1983 fasting offered the body an opportunity to eliminate cellular waste, repair damage, rejuvenate throughout the body, improve health in all areas and regenerate.

  • Read Matthew 4:1 or Luke 4:1. Jesus fasted 40 days and nights in the desert. Fasting is ancient. It’s not new knowledge. It’s just being rediscovered after years of Twinkie culture. We are killing ourselves with snacks. We’re constantly munching. We never give it a rest. Intermittent fasting can be as simple as not eating between meals. Grandma knew all about it.

  • Fasting is as simple as skipping or reducing the size of a meal. Ask your brain n your body before u do so. Trust me I’m an Indian and not a guru.

  • The greatest diet and workouts in the world are all useless if your body doesn’t have the hormones to support muscle growth period anyone who says differently is full of shit.

  • Do you have a work out program for a 63 yr old with 3 degenerative lower back disc and right hip surgery completed. Doctors recommended not to lift heavy on my legs because of the hip surgery done 2 years ago.

  • I used to wonder why the Hindus fast so often. They fast on full moon, new moon days, Monday fast, Saturday fast.And they always break their fast with easy on stomach porridge and not by feasting.

  • Fascinating talk but it has left me hugely curious about what the fasting mimicking diet is exactly. The dramatic results were seen when the humans were on the fasting mimicking diet for 5 days for 3 months. This talk does not say that intermittent fasting for a few hours will produce the same results, it is not about intermittent fasting. Plus the magic happens during re-feeding, which implies a very high quality meal at the end of the fast! What would that be? So many questions!!

  • Awesome video. Well, I guess Muslim fasting Ramadan for a month every year since hundreds of years is for another clear reason:)…Thanks.

  • Thank you so much for that video valter Longo. I think you missed your other calling I never laughed so hard very good presentation. I had to watch it for the third time in a row. And each time I laughed even louder. Don’t forget you can always be a stand-up comedian part-time. Seriously great video thanks again

  • McDonalds probably isn’t going to introduce the “fasting burger” anytime soon. capitalism would take a swoon if “consumers” (i hate that term) were to stop eating massive piles of food. the “health” industry would have no more sick people whose symptoms they could profit from, social security would need reconsidered, children would be geriatric before they inherited the house. i’m not saying we shouldn’t get healthy, but what about the economy? what about society? arent we supposed to work hard, spend money and die young?

  • So true sir. Your message is inspiring. Advertising & Marketing bombards the aging daily with negative messages regarding, Senior Living facilities and or Communities, Life insurance, Medicare & dying.

    But your is very clear & positive. It’s never to late to start taking better care of one self. If weight lifting can help me maintain my independence, I’m in.
    I am truly inspired by your message. I recently started training and wow’ what a difference.

    Thanks for the wonderful work you are doing. It’s make a difference and is greatly appreciated.

  • very interesting to know how fasting affect our physiology, by activating our stemcells and then regenerating new immune cells on refeeding to protect us against aging and disease, intriguing

  • I don’t know about this. I do intermittent fasting, and it does work no doubt. But, that for fighting cancer? I work with hospice patients, none are eating much at all when they’re getting near the end. So, if that was true, they should be getting better.

  • Very nice video. I just came off a 5 day water only fast and I feel amazing. I lost 10 pounds in 5 days, probably 2 pounds of water weight since I’m netting 8 pounds. I’m going to try FMD next.

  • Have you studied Buddhist life? They eat one time a day. They got for alms in the morning and eat it. That’s all. It was practiced 2500 years back in India. Somehow it was wiped out of India. Good that it got discovered