Engineer and mother Samantha Ferreira’s original goal was weight loss. She had a cardio programme loaded onto her polar F11, a tool that accompanies the program to help you track your progress, and successfully reduced her body fat from 23.6% to an optimal 17.8%. But it was the additional benefits that pleased Samantha, such as improving her overall strength, increasing her cardiovascular fitness and reducing both her resting heart rate and her blood pressure. Samantha has now set herself new fitness goals and is becoming interested in triathlons. Now Samantha’s Body Age is 29 compared to her chronological age of 34.
Paul, a national rugby player, began working out to improve his overall fitness for his game. Now he is able to keep up and surpass many of the other players on the field. Paul has shed over 17lbs, improved his cardiovascular from moderate to good and his flexibility has vastly improved helping to prevent injuries on the field. Chronological age 37 Body age 27.
Naomi Springer, trainer and triathlete, uses her Polar F11 as a gauge for training intensities, monitoring each session to ensure that fatigue from over-training doesn’t hamper her efforts. While training to compete in her first Half Iron man Naomi was able to reduce her body fat by 4% and her overall fitness level of 88.9. Chronological age 28 Body age 18.
What is clear is that until some major scientific breakthrough is made to control our master gene and prevent aging, keeping a fit healthy body is the best bet. Fitness is indeed the fountain of youth.