March 20 Meeting – Physical Health

For most of us Rotarians, at this point in our lives, the body just says, “I need a nap”.  But our guest speaker on March 20th, Tony DiCosta owner of Tony DiCosta Fitness in Cape Coral and personal trainer at the Sanibel Health Club on the Island, has another idea.

Tony DiCosta, Personal Trainer

Tony DiCosta, Personal Trainer

His advice, “Now is the time to make an investment in your physical well-being with a guarantee for a full return by improving overall health.  Your physical investment portfolio should include a balanced program of cardio for your heart, strength (losing strength as we age is a problem many fail to recognize until it is too late), and flexibility training sometimes the missing element in personal exercise portfolios”.

Tony states, “Being out of shape as we age is a choice, not a biological imperative”.   Studies have proven that muscle mass declines with age, starting in the 40s and picking up speed after about age 50.  OMG, most of us Island Rotarians are passed the age of 40. So, what can you do to slow down the loss of muscle mass and possibly improve that muscle mass?  The answer …get up and get moving; the more effort in the areas of cardio, strength, and flexibility during these activities the better the results.