What if you could invest one percent of your income and receive double digit returns every year for the rest of your life? Sound too good to be true? In the world of fitness applying the one percent rule to your lifestyle guarantees blue chip returns year after year.
Here is how it works. Invest one percent of your week (less than 1 hour) strength training and receive life changing benefits forever. Scientists now know that a smart strength workout performed regularly can stave off numerous chronic diseases.
We also know that muscle loss is a leading reason why adults end up in nursing homes. This means that staying strong can prevent the loss of independence and costs associated with institutionalization. A survey by AARP suggests that living in a nursing home will cost at least $50,000 a year.
At the end of the day it makes perfect sense to invest one percent of your week to stay strong and avoid the loss of life associated with muscle weakness.
Richard J. Wolff, RD, LDN