Muscle Health - How to Slow Muscle Aging

How to slow muscle health

It’s no secret that when we get older, everything starts to move slower and take more effort, this is due in part to muscle aging and not just chronological aging.

It’s not unusual to feel a little older than your years at times, particularly if you’ve been more physically active than usual (or not active at all!) and some days just getting out of bed you feel 75 instead of 55! Could this be your muscles trying to tell you something?

Muscle Aging

Your muscles might be aging faster than you are.  Without exercise and a steady intake of protein building blocks, you will experience muscle aging starting in your 30s and 40s. Age-related muscle loss, known as sarcopenia, is barely noticeable when you are younger, but as you age, the effect becomes more obvious.

REJUVENATE Slows Muscle Aging

There’s no magic potion that will have you dancing like it’s 1999, however, a strong understanding of why your muscles may be aging faster than you are and what you can do to slow that process is the key to maintaining strength, mobility and flexibility.

Quality Muscle

What is constitutes high quality muscles? Those that aren’t full of fat and that have a high level of mitochondria.“Mitochondria are specialized structures unique to the cells of animals, plants and fungi. They serve as batteries, powering various functions of the cell and the organism as a whole.” In everyday terms, these structures work to convert carbs and fats into energy that your body can use, so they affect your energy levels, your weight and your vulnerability to diseases like diabetes.

Lean, fit mitochondria filled muscle tissue can help you beat everything from a heart attack to the side effects of a lengthy hospital stay. High quality muscle can help you bounce back from illness and is a factor in healthy aging. 

You know that old phrase: “Use it or lose it?” That’s how muscles decline. If you don’t use your muscles, and therefore keep the mitochondria busy converting fat and carbs into energy, your body will simply do away with some of them, and tell others to slow down.

Suddenly, your powerhouses become dead weight and you start to lose energy and your body’s ability to burn fat degrades.  While you might think that this is an issue only for older people, loss of muscle  begins in a person’s thirties.  

But I haven’t exercised regularly in years?

You can reverse the effects of muscle aging and slow this part of the muscle loss process with exercise + REJUVENATE.  Even if you haven’t exercised in years.  It is never too late to start aging.  A brisk walk, light weights, take up yoga (SO good!), resistance bands – start slow but START!

REJUVENATE essential amino acids go straight to your muscles to help build and repair, and improve the quality of your muscles even without exercise, when they are taken daily. However, adding even a mild activity routine to your day to day will increase the effects of REJUVENATE several times over.

Consistency is important: the more you exercise and eat well, including all the essential amino acids in your diet, the more muscle you maintain and rejuvenate, which results in more efficient metabolism, fat burning and energy creation.  

Create a Plan to REJUVENATE  Your Muscles

Slow down the onset of muscle aging, prevent sarcopenia, keep your muscles and metabolism happy and your energy levels high.

Step 1 — Resistance training, for strengthening your muscles and flexibility.

Step 2 — Review your diet to make sure that you are getting enough protein, which will help your muscles to respond to your efforts to rebuild them. Adding protein powder with leucine is an easy way to get that extra protein kick you need.

Step 3 — Add REJUVENATE to your daily diet, which contains all nine essential amino acids, including the very important BCAAs, that your muscles need to slow down the aging process, along with age related muscle loss.  

If you’re feeling sluggish, tired and just plain older than your years, whether you’re 35 or 65, you can REJUVENATE your muscles and your overall health, giving you energy and strength while slowing muscle aging.

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