Preventing Muscle Mass Loss


You have probably noticed that as we get older we lose some of the muscle mass in our bodies. Over time, we can lose muscle mass in places like our arms, shoulders and legs. This is definitely true of many women and it’s a natural part of the aging process. But like most aspects of aging, you can do certain things to slow down the process. The most effective way to do this is with exercise and strength training. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have looked at this. They support the claims that strength training can have benefits for everyone.


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What is the Key to Staying Young?

What is the Key to Staying Young?

Do you want to stay young? If you want to stay young, you don’t have to use special facial creams or start the latest fad diet. Believe it or not, you just need to use common sense and care for yourself. The most important step is eating a balanced diet; plenty of fruits, vegetables, and those types of things. You want to try to cut back on sugar and pre-processed foods. The other concept to get down is you don’t have to be perfect. You can have a piece of cake or pie and stop at a fast-food restaurant every now and then. Just limit the high-risk exposure. The other major step is exercise. Once again, you don’t need to be an Olympic athlete. Just get out there and participate. Make it fun. If you have fun, you will continue to play, and that is the key. The best way to achieve success with your diet or exercise is have a reasonable plan and to stick with it.

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Counteracting Loss of Muscle Mass

Counteracting Loss of Muscle Mass

Whether we want to admit it or not, as we get older, we begin to lose muscle mass. There are certain places it happens the most over time. We can lose muscle mass in places like our arms, shoulders and legs. It is a natural part of the aging process. That’s the bad news. Here’s the good news…it is also important that exercise and strength training can somehow defeat this. In other words, the more you exercise, and the more you develop muscles, the more you increase your basic metabolic rate and your ability to burn calories. It will keep you strong and maintain your flexibility.

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Exercise, Aging and Arm Pain

Exercise, Aging and Arm Pain

You might notice as you get older that you get more aches and pains. One of the places you get them is in the arm. If you’re not used to throwing or shooting or whatever, and you go out and attempt to do something, perhaps you’re hammering nails, and you haven’t done it in a while, your arms are not used to being stressed like that, and your muscles clearly are not used to being put in that position. The arm pain can be very frustrating. Make sure you ice down after every time you exercise. That will make a big difference in helping fight arm pain.

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