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?