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It's Time Texas: July 4, 2012

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According to a recent study by the AARP, 40-percent of 55 to 64-year olds are sedentary. After the age of 64, that number increases to 60-percent.

Doctors agree that men and women, ages 55 and older, can offset dementia, delay surgeries and reverse diabetes through routine exercise, including muscle resistance and cardio.

"We are going to hit every angle of the upper body," Carmen Bonelli, 61, said. "Chest, shoulders, back, triceps and biceps."

Monday is upper body day for Bonelli. Just because she's 61-years old, it does not necessarily mean her trainer Margo Vice goes easy on her.

"We keep her moving. Basically she's building muscle, but she's also burning calories as well," Vice said. "She challenges herself, which is why she's my A-plus client."

Bonelli knows she is up against a family history of thyroid issues and kidney stones. She finds relief through various medications and proper diet, but said she gets the best results in the gym.

"I do a lot of weights at my age to keep the muscles," Bonelli said. "To keep healthy and strong."

With any muscle training, especially if it is new to you, Vice said to expect some fatigue.

"You're going to be sore," Vice said. "You cannot let that get you afraid of coming back and staying with it."

She recommends longer breaks between sets, lots of stretching and plenty of water, even when you are inside, away from the South Texas heat.

"Go at your own pace," Vice said. "I don't want you getting overheated, alright?"

Bonelli said she likes the results she's getting with Vice, which is why she has stayed with her for the last year and a half. And the trainer admits, even her 61-year old, A-plus client, gives her a workout.

As with any new physical activity, always consult your doctor first.

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