Age related muscle loss—sarcopenia—can create a whole host of issues for individuals including loss of balance, mobility, strength, flexibility and in general, a less healthy lifestyle. The 9 essential amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and without those, you can’t repair and rejuvenate your muscles.Continue reading
Step One? Start now! Whether you are 31, 46 or 52, the point is to get started. Now. It doesn’t matter when you start. It only matters that you start. Why? Because good health is a daily endeavour, a moving...Continue reading
Have you ever noticed that some people seem to age better than others? It’s not about plastic surgery or looking good, it’s about basic science and how your body responds to specific foods and your activity level as you age. ...Continue reading
Going to the gym isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in a good strength workout right at home, the office or even at your local park. No equipment needed!
Why Do Strength Exercises?
The benefits of adding strength exercises to your workout: to help maintain and build muscle as you age. But that’s not all.
Strength exercises will also help you to increase your overall energy level, relieve stress, reduce risk of injury, while improving balance and flexibility. Strengthening the muscles around bones can increase bone density and decrease the risk of osteoporosis. Finally, strength exercises, along with a healthy diet that includes all the essential amino acids and protein, can help to stave off sarcopenia.
Protein is the building block of your muscles. Protein helps you maintain muscle mass and promoted muscle growth when you exercise. The essential amino acid Leucine, found in protein, plays a key role in protein synthesis and repairing and rebuilding muscle...Continue reading