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SENIORS DISCOVER FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

 CHASKA, Minn., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- If you think the effects of aging such as losing your youthful muscular strength, flexibility and bone mass are inevitable, think again. The fountain of youth has been discovered and it is now accessible to anyone willing to trade in a sedentary lifestyle for one that is full of invigorating and energizing activity. That new found fountain of youth is exercise.
 The results are so outstanding that some experts estimate that half the functional losses that set in between the ages of 30 and 70 could be avoided by adopting a regular program of exercise. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, "There is no drug in current or prospective use that holds as much promise for sustained health as a lifetime program of physical exercise."
 Even those who have never engaged in any physical activity before their senior years are benefiting. A report from the Medical College of Pennsylvania cites "growing evidence" that older people can start on an exercise program at almost any age and have short-term physiological benefits as well as a reduced incidence of chronic disease.
 Further research revealed in the University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter indicates that those who choose not to engage in regular physical activity can expect the following declines to set in as their body begins the aging process:
 -- By middle age, blood vessels narrow by 29 percent. Between the ages of 26 and 60, circulation of blood from the arms to legs slows down as much as 60 percent.
 -- Muscle fiber is lost at the rate of 3 to 5 percent a decade after age 30, leading to a 30 percent loss of muscle power by the age of 60.
 -- The speed at which messages travel from brain to nerve endings decreases 10 to 15 percent by the age of 70.
 Howard and Helen Potter of Wilmington, Del. discovered their fountain of youth when they began engaging in a regular program of exercise on their NordicTrack Achiever cross-country ski machine. "My wife and I have worked out on our NordicTrack for 20 to 30 minutes, seven days a week. By watching our caloric intake and fats in our diet, I have lost 12 pounds and 10 inches. My wife, Helen, has lost 10-1/2 pounds and 8-1/2 inches. We are quite pleased with the results.
 "I am 77 years old and my wife is 76 years old," continued Howard Potter. "We are both happy and proud that we were able to achieve these results at our age."
 "NordicTrack cross-country ski machines are a popular choice for seniors because the physical activity provided is non-jarring, yet aerobically challenging," said Jeff Zwiefel, M.S., director of The National Exercise For Life Institute. "Exercising on the NordicTrack fits easily into their schedules because they can get a complete workout in as little as three 20 minute sessions per week. It also gives them the flexibility to work out when the want to and where they feel most comfortable -- their own home."
 NordicTrack, a CML company, sells eight models of its cross-country ski machine ranging in price from $299.95 to $1,899.95. The top five models come standard with electronics to monitor workout progress, a two-year limited product warranty and can be shipped anywhere in the United States and the world. For more information, call 1-800-328-5888, ext. 635.
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 /NOTE: For a photo or transparency call Marie Mills-Staffanson at 612-368-2514/
 /CONTACT: Marie Mills-Staffanson, 612-368-2514, or Julie Wohlford, 612-368-5184, both of NordicTrack/


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