Healthy muscle isn’t just about being bigger and stronger. More than any other single factor, muscle loss is responsible for the frailty and diminished vitality we associate with old age. As I mentioned in my last post, Get After It In 2015, this starts as early as age thirty-five. (Between the ages of 35 and 80, we lose one-third of our muscle.) But it doesn’t have to happen to you. A physically active lifestyle, along with a nutritious diet, can reduce age-related decline. Here are the top 10 reasons you should care about muscle maintenance:
For ALL of the above, my nutrition counseling is designed with muscle maintenance in mind. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, eat ‘cleaner’ , or change your body compostion, maintaining muscle mass should be a priority. Please stay tuned for my upcoming posts that will incorporate tips to maintain and/or increase muscle.
What inspires you to embrace a physically active lifestyle along with a nutritious diet?
Happy New Year! I am pumped for 2015. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to do less sitting?How about you?
I have been working on my editorial calendar, and I have some exciting things in store for just about everyone, especially if you’re over the age of 35. That’s the magic number. When it happens…it as in
• you notice you’re not as strong as you used to be
• you notice you have fat where you once had muscle
• you notice you’re gaining weight, even though you’re eating less
But these are the inevitable signs of aging, right? WRONG. Aging itself is NOT responsible for physical decline, but rather a sedentary lifestyle, poor nutrition, hormonal changes and adverse medical conditions. A treatment plan can consist of
Thirty minutes of moderate to intense physical activity, daily
Two days per week of resistance training
Proper nutrition to support exercise levels, including respecting the interaction between training and protein.
What are your goals for 2015? Whether you are looking to lose weight, get toned, reduce stress, increase productivity, improve your relationship with food, boost your confidence, perform your best, or even turn back the hands of time, I will have tips to help you GET AFTER IT!
I’d love to know your New Year’s resolutions. Please share in the comments section below.
Are you embracing the virual world? I live part of my day in cyberspace, bouncing between too many social media platforms, even my daughter is concerned. In October, when I ran my first virtual 10K with my chocolate lab, Brody, I thought, “Wow, this is out there!” But… so too is this… today, I am, along with 39 other food bloggers, throwing a virual 40th birthday surprise party for Regan Miller Jones.
Happy Birthday, Regan!!!!!
This post and virutal party is just a small way to say thank you to this spunky southern gal who has single handedly helped so many RDs launch their virual careers! We celebrate her, as she is responsible for rallying RD’s to become the nutrition inflencers we are, blanketing the social media with positive nutrition messages. She enforces the importance of disclosure and advises on the best social media practices. She helps us connect with brands, teaches us the ropes about SEO, and how to photograph food. Regan is the owner of ReganMillerJones, Inc. – a nutrition communications firm specializing in marketing, recipe development & photography, as well as social & traditional media relations. It is also the parent company of Healthy Aperture.com and RecipeRedux.com and RDs4Disclosure.org.
Regan, this is your day. Congratulations, you have survived adolescence and puberty and are arriving to the awesome stage of life, many refer to as, gee you look terrific. So in honor and appreciation of you, Regan, I ‘m sharing a recipe for a bloody Mary, perfect for one of our favorite food occasions, brunch. I’m sure I didn’t get it quite spicy enough for YOU, so feel free to add a few more teaspoons tablespoons of chili powder! I couldn’t decide on a garnish, but I think you’d be happy with some Cabot cheddar cheese along with something green. Before I share this recipe, let’s create some virtual laughter and get this pArtYstarted with some funny quotes, for mature women only:
You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing. ~George Bernard Shaw
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. ~ Doug Larson
Older women are best, because they always think they may be doing it for the last time. ~Ian Fleming
Men take much more notice of older women in France, so I think I might move there. I think I’m a good bet. ~ Debroah Moggach
Middle age is when you’re sitting home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it’s not for you. ~ Ogden Nash
Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy. ~anonymous
The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. ~ Lucille Ball
Keeping the appearance of having all your marbles is hard work, but important. ~ Sara Gruen
When you’re a teenager, all you want to do is buy beer. But once you hit 30, all you want to do is get carded. ~Sex in the City
Join the party by folowing the links at the bottom of this post where a bunch of Regan’s blogger friends are serving up more recipes for cocktails and gluten free desserts.
Please use the comments section to add your own favorite quotes, words of wisdom or jokes, so we can all laugh along with the Birthday Girl.