If you don’t use it, you lose it. #muscletalk

Tuesday August 29 2017

“Everything is easier when you’re younger!” a conclusion often heard when people share a few laughs, complaining jokingly about their energy levels and strength when performing simple daily activities such as running after a child in the park, carrying grocery bags or walking up the stairs.

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It’s not a cliché, and certainly not a joke; as early as 30 years of age, each one of us begins losing muscle. This process is called Sarcopenia, an age-related loss of muscle that happens even more rapidly once we
reach 60.

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Though we cannot avoid dealing with Sarcopenia,  our lifestyle can play a big role in how we choose to deal with it. We can either speed up the process with our sedentary habits, or we can slow it down, stop it and even reverse it. So how do we do this? For those that are already a Wynn Fitness Member, you’re on it already.  It’s exercise of course! You can feel good that in addition to regular exercise bringing you energy, mobility, strength and improving bone density, it’s also reversing muscle loss!

Building muscle is so important not only to keep us mobile for as long as possible, but also to keep our posture and balance in check too. It is vital for maintaining a healthy metabolism, improving cognitive function, protecting us from osteoporosis, weight gain, decreasing the risk of many diseases improving our overall health and energy. Enter resistance training into this equation and see even greater positive impact. Cardio exercises are good for your heart, but don’t expect any muscle to be built this way. We recommend also lifting some weights. Here are some exercises which you can incorporate into your workout routine:

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If you need professional advice on how to take your workouts to the next level, our educated and knowledgeable Personal Trainers are here to help you get started quickly and safely. Start here.

 

Along with the proper exercise a minimum of three times a week, it’s crucial to improve your diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables (think greens and a multitude of different colour fruits and vegetables), clean proteins and heart-healthy fats. Living in Canada also means it’s particularly important to get plenty of vitamin D to stay strong and healthy!

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References:
*https://myheart.net/articles/sarcopenia-age-related-muscle-loss/

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