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What you can do now

How exercise can help you live longer — and the ways technology is making it easier than ever

Did you know that you can decrease your risk of death by 14% and boost your life expectancy by three years by exercising just 15 minutes a day? It’s true – exercise is truly the nectar of the Gods and can transform your healthspan and lifespan. But while aerobic exercise is essential to keep the heart strong — and to build muscles that make everything work — all-too-many people fail to make it a part of their daily routine. They’re too busy, too tired, and too confused about how to actually achieve results. 

What’s more, it doesn’t help that so many of us lead increasingly sedentary lives, working from home, and staring at a screen most of the day. Not surprisingly, recent studies have shown the combination of both sitting more than six hours a day and being less physically active was associated with a 94% increase in all causes of premature death rates in women, and a 48% increase in men, compared with those who reported sitting less than three hours a day and being most active. In other words, sitting is the new smoking.

Luckily, it’s possible to grow stronger and more fit than ever in as little as ten minutes a week using new tools created by entrepreneurs around the world. Read on to learn about some of the breakthrough technologies that can give you the strength and energy you need, in far less time. 

Osteostrong: Strengthening the Musculoskeletal System

One machine that is changing people’s lives by helping them to fortify their muscles and bones is called Osteostrong — which works by measuring your output and maximizing the ideal amount of muscle stimulation so that your muscles grow as you rest over the next week.

Osteostrong takes its cue from a muscle-building strategy called static contraction, which involves holding the maximum weight you can handle in a static position. You can’t hold the weight for more than a few seconds because the stimulus is so extreme, and as a result, the entire workout is over in a matter of minutes.

What’s particularly appealing about OsteoStrong is that it not only strengthens your muscles but simultaneously strengthens your bones, making it the perfect antidote for staving off osteoporosis. A 2015 study of 55 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis showed a 14.9% increase in bone density in the hip and a 16.6% increase in the spine after using OsteoStrong machines just once a week for 24 weeks. 

And because the strength of your bones determines how big your muscles can become, the machine has also become very popular with elite athletes, who consistently report big performance gains when supplementing their regular training regimens with Osteostrong Sessions. Life Force co-author Tony Robbins, known for his impressive physical stamina on stage at his events, has found the technology so transformative that he uses it every week, and through his investments has helped the company expand to 120 locations in the U.S. and abroad.

Using AI to Track and Accelerate Progress

One of the best ways to accelerate your progress when it comes to working out is to harness the power of wearable devices. One such device, the WHOOP strap, collects and analyzes an impressive array of physiological data, including body temperature, heart rate variability, resting heart rate, respiratory rate, deep sleep, and REM sleep. It gives you all the details you want, but most importantly, it distills those metrics to provide you with two key scores: one for strain, one for recovery.

Here’s why that’s important: WHOOP’s data helps determine the right dosage of exercise and demand (strain), versus the amount of recovery time needed. This is priceless information that will change your quality of life because what you can measure, you can focus on — and what you can focus on, you can improve.

Another innovation that relies on data to help you get more out of your workouts is Technogym Biocircuit — an AI-driven workout that determines the right dosage of exercise delivered in the most efficient way, helping you achieve results as quickly as possible. 

It works like this: You walk into a gym with Biocircuit Smart Strength Machines. The AI-powered Smart Strength system instantly pulls your profile from the cloud, along with your personalized workout plan. This computerized system has also stored every detail of your past workouts and can predict what you’ll be able to achieve. When you arrive at each machine, it adjusts to your ideal settings, and automatically adds resistance as you improve. In just 30 minutes, you complete a full circuit that provides you with a full and balanced body workout

The experience is also gamified, which not only makes it more fun but encourages you to continue making progress. The gaming aspect of exercise isn’t just a gimmick — in fact, numerous studies have established a reliable correlation between gamification and exercise. It’s simple: Humans hit the gym with more sustained effort and consistency if they know they’re making progress—and even more so if they know that others are watching them make progress.

Over the next few years, you’ll be able to find more and more Biocircuits in major cities around the world as the concept catches on. Life Force authors Tony Robbins and Dr. Bob Hariri have also begun putting them in their Fountain Life Centers — click here for locations.