As we age, our bodies succumb to muscle loss and the effects of gravity begin to impact our physical health and appearance. But exercise can slow parts of the aging process.
As we get older, our muscles shrink and weaken in a natural process is known as sarcopenia. This degenerative loss of muscle tissue triggers mitochondrial dysfunction and causes the body’s primary method of energy production to slow down. According to a 2007 study, a typical human being experiences “a strength loss of about 1.0% per year” that accelerates with each passing decade.
The 2007 study found that older individuals “were able to improve strength by approximately 50% to levels that were only 38% less than that of young individuals.” In essence, this confirms that seniors actively engaged in regular weight training can close the strength gap between themselves and counterparts nearly 40 years younger—from 59% to 38% (a 36% improvement rate within a mere six months of study).
Researchers responsible for the study made the discovery that, in fact, “healthy older adults show a gene expression profile in skeletal muscle consistent with mitochondrial dysfunction and associated processes such as cell death, as compared with young individuals.” Basically, genetic patterns of aging-caused muscle loss in non-exercising older, adults are linked to problems with our cellular energy factories.
They also went on to state that, following a period of resistance exercise training in older adults, “We found that age-associated transcriptome expression changes were reversed, implying a restoration of a youthful expression profile.”
In layman’s terms, regular and consistent weight training can reverse nearly 40 years of muscle aging and help to restore vitality.
While weight training on its own is a proven way of turning back the hands of time, older men and women can benefit even further by adding all-natural supplements to their healthy lifestyle, bolstering the effectiveness of their exercise regimens as well as boosting muscle recovery and minimizing soreness.
For increased recovery and muscle support, consider PerfectAmino™. One tablet is equivalent to one gram of protein, and this all-natural amino acid supplement is meticulously tested to enable the body to utilize 99% of its contents and to encourage protein synthesis, boosting the immune system and enabling faster healing. Therefore, you can push yourself further and make more positive gains without hurting yourself.
And speaking of soreness, we often experience swelling and inflammation when we push our physical boundaries.
For a healthy way to combat muscle inflammation, try adding BodyHealth Inflam-Arrest to your nutrient intake. Featuring NuSorb™ technology for enhanced bioavailability— fused with a formulation of certified organic turmeric, ginger and wild-crafted Boswellia extract—it’s a quick and highly effective way of tackling chronic inflammation so you can get back to those weights and recover from years of muscle reduction.
Compared to conventional approaches, this restorative dietary supplement works beautifully in conjunction with PerfectAmino™ and consistent weight training to protect your body and health.
While we can never fully step back in time, through a sensible, nutrient-dense diet, supplements, regular weight training and determination, you can feel years younger.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
The importance of having a well-functioning and healthy immune system has become increasingly obvious in recent times.
Sadly, everyone seems to have a different answer as to how you should go about strengthening your immune system. When you go to your local health and wellness shop, you might see twenty or thirty products that tout their “immune boosting” powers. An Amazon search reveals thousands of results.
Well, we’re here to tell you about an effective and ancient remedy that has been in use for over two thousand years: the red reishi mushroom.
We’ve all heard about all the negative effects of stress and the modern lifestyle.
We’re all rushing around, overworked, in a constant state of fight-or-flight and it has disastrous effects on our health.
But what if “stress” wasn’t the real problem?
What if our bodies knew exactly how to cope with the intensity of modern life… if we just gave the body what it needed to thrive?
And the key may be one little mineral.
I hope this finds you healthy and able to still get outside (or inside) for a daily run during this trying time of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of us are grieving several losses including race cancellations. Though it's a bummer, I want you to know that your hard-earned training is far from wasted.
Those miles are in your legs and all kinds of wonderful benefits have occurred including the addition of mitochondria, adding new capillary beds for increased blood flow, and strengthening the heart muscle for future training.
As athletes, it's important for us to be proactive in maintaining a strong immune system. We're not only doing this for our own prevention but also our loved ones that we spend time with.
Read on for 5 tips to consider as you seek to stay healthy.