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The Aspen Club on Actively Aging: Telling a New Story on Aging

February 27, 2015 0 Comments

Aspen, Colorado (PRWEB) February 26, 2015

As the great passage beyond midlife gathers drive and scale, millions are looking for deeper meaning, more substantial roles and connections that span the generations – asking the question – how do I live a life that still matters? As The Aspen Club prepares for its 10th round of Younger Next Year Total Immersion Retreat, answers to these types of questions are revealed. This program boasts unbelievable results and jump-starts a healthier life. A new round of studies indicates that exercise combined with a balanced, as opposed to trendy, diet can actually work to reverse the aging process, allowing people to remain healthy and active well into their 70s and 80s.

Dr. Henry Lodge, one of the leading proponents of this theory, has written extensively on how the body is in a constant state of decay and repair. As the body ages the chemical responsible for decay works faster than the chemical responsible for regeneration. Exercise reverses that equation and allows the body to repair itself at a faster rate, which Dr. Lodge says can help slow down and even reverse the aging process.

There is mounting evidence that exercise can reduce the risk of certain diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and arthritis. In fact, numerous studies have shown that diet and exercise can also help ward off cognitive problems and memory loss, while improving sleep and boosting mood and self-confidence.

Unfortunately, Americans have been getting more and more sedentary over the years while turning to quick fixes like juice diets to make up for it. To fight this tendency, Chris Crowley, who, along with Dr. Lodge is the author of the best-selling book Younger Next Year, suggests making exercise a part of a daily routine, something that is up there with brushing teeth and combing hair.

If will power alone is not enough to get you there, Crowley and The Aspen Club team of experts are holding a Younger Next Year Total Immersion Week in May and September of this year. The program is aimed at busy professionals who do not have the time to set up a program on their own. It is the sort of quick fix that actually has long-lasting benefits as the program trains participants on how to incorporate the concepts of Younger Next Year into their everyday lives.

“They give you everything you need to be successful at home,” notes Jill Belconis, a Chicago area CEO, who attended last year. “Aspen is such a beautiful setting too,” she notes, “which really fit in with the theme that this is not just about extending your life but enjoying it too. The healthier you are, the more you can enjoy the rest of your life.”

The Aspen Club is currently accepting reservations for the 2015 Younger Next Year Immersion Retreats, May 10 – 14 and September 27 – October 1.

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