• Lack of Exercise is More Harmful to the Muscles of Older People

    8 monthes ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    Everyone, regardless of age, needs regular exercise to stay fit, healthy, and functional. Without movement, muscles atrophy and become smaller, weaker, and less capable of doing the things we need them to do. When we're young, we naturally move more. But, as time passes, most people become less active and less likely to engage in any form of physical activity, particularly strength training. What's disturbing is this lack of activity leads to a decrease in muscle quality and size. This is usually followed by a slow and gradual functional decline and an increased risk of falls and injuries...
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  • 3 Characteristics of Healthy, Youthful Muscle That Change as You Age

    3 Characteristics of Healthy, Youthful Muscle That Change as You Age

    8 monthes ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    One reason you probably weight train is to age-proof your body and to stay healthy and functional when you reach your retirement years. We begin to lose muscle tissue at around age 30 and the loss accelerates in women after menopause. In fact, by age 70, you will have lost as much as 25% of the muscle tissue you had as a young adult. That's a substantial loss!
    Unfortunately, loss of muscle tissue leads to functional declines as well and an increased risk of injuries and falls. Plus, muscle has an impact on metabolic health. As you lose muscle, your metabolism slows and you're at higher...
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