Janice Lorraine, is a 75- year old grandma of three, from Granville Australia, who has received 23 bodybuilding titles within 20 years, after taking up Weight Resistance Training (WRT) at age 55 to fight the signs of aging.
She decided to remain active as long as possible, after seeing an elderly woman experiencing mobility issues. Now, she trains three times a week at the gym, and on alternate days, she takes 5-mile walks.
Her diet is of vital importance, and it contains mainly salads, a small portion of sweet potato and grilled chicken, fish or steak, free of sauces, condiments, or sauces. She occasionally enjoys a glass of wine with her dinner and eats a square of sugar-free chocolate with a high cocoa content.
“In today’s world, the need for speed has taken over our lives. Fast and processed foods are what most working people and families seek out for the sake of convenience and speed.
Then when years of bad food choices take their toll on health, people want to feel better by tomorrow. They want to be at their ideal weight by next week. And as luck would have it, there is an endless supply of drugs and fake foods available promising to do just that.
Unfortunately, nearly all of these “magic pills” and diets can worsen your health even more in the long run. Ultimately, the simplest and most effective way to achieve good health and a long life is to focus on the nutrition you are putting in your body on a daily basis.”
The strong and fit body of Janine has boosted her self-esteem and encouraged her to continue working on her health. She says:
“My aim is to show what’s possible and to motivate and encourage women of any age, to live the life they want to live and not be bound by traditional stereotypes and roles and the expectations of others.”
Such a healthy lifestyle avoids all possible consequences of aging, as follows:
-- Loss of bone density
After thirty, the bone formation slows and the resorption increases, leading to deterioration of the bone tissue and fragile bones that increases the risk of fractures and injuries.
Bone loss is often a result of genetics, age, gender, or ethnicity, but inactivity, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption accelerate the process. Regular exercise boosts the strength and density of bones, while a diet rich in magnesium, calcium, and vitamin D will also be of great help in preventing such issues.
-- Prevents Muscle Loss
After the fifth decade of life, many people experience muscle loss, or sarcopenia, due to stress, a low-nutrient diet, a sedentary lifestyle, and inflammation. It can be prevented with the help of regular exercise, that reverses muscle loss, a balanced diet, rich in protein, vitamin D, amino acids, creatine supplements, and omega- 3s.
-- Brain health
Memory loss is a common result of aging, but head injuries, medications, excess alcohol consumption, smoking, and an experienced stroke can also contribute to cognitive impairment.
To prevent poor brain function and Alzheimer’s, you should engage in brainy activities and mentally stimulating tasks. When it comes to the diet, you should consume lean meats, grains, fruits, and vegetables, drink plenty of water, and lower the intake of salt and sugar.
-- Cardiovascular health
Age is the largest risk factor for cardiovascular disease, as all the functional, structural, cellular and molecular changes can contribute to heart failure and atrial fibrillation.
Yet, moderate to vigorous cardio exercise improves heart health, as well as muscle-strengthening activities. Your diet should be high in veggies, fruits, seeds, legumes, fish, fiber-rich grains, and nuts, and low in sugar and sodium.
“Most people don’t understand the importance of optimizing their insulin levels, as insulin is without a doubt THE major accelerant of aging. Fortunately, you can go a long way toward keeping your insulin levels healthy by reducing or eliminating grains and sugars from your diet.
This one crucial step, combined with nutritional typing and the inclusion of nature’s anti-aging miracle foods in your diet, can dramatically improve your health and longevity.
It is also crucial to include a comprehensive exercise program as that is another lifestyle choice that will radically improve the sensitivity of your insulin receptors and help to optimize your insulin levels.”
To sum up, Lorraine has combined the two most important factors in order to prevent the negative consequences of aging, a variety of exercise and a balanced diet.
Follow her steps and improve the quality of your life!