In the exercise and fitness world, cardio and strength training get a lot of attention. There are a ton of benefits to high intensity workouts, cardio workouts, and weightlifting. There are also other exercise programs that promote lifelong health and that have been around long before weightlifting. If you want a total body workout and the ability to bring your mind and body together – incorporate yoga into your workout plans.
Sambucus is a flowering plant with different species, called elderberry or elder. The elderberries and flowers of the elder plant are used as medicine. The berries turn from green to red to black when ripe and are made up of 80% water, 18% carbohydrates, and less than 1% of protein and fat each. They are very high in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, iron, potassium, and antioxidants!
As part of a new study, research has shown that those in their mid-70s who have been active for most of their lives have similar cardiovascular health as 40-45 year old's. The group in their 70s had been maintaining exercises that consisted of running and/or cycling about 4-6 days a week. Research also found that the health of the muscles of this same group was about the same as the muscles of those who were 25 years old. Although the study was relatively small, the findings, which were published in the Journal of Applied Physiology in August, suggest a dramatic benefit of lifelong exercise for both muscle health and the cardiovascular system.