Aging can do many things to our bodies and one of those things is making it harder to maintain or put on muscle. Instead your body is more prone to gaining more fat. Many men tend to lose their lack of energy, confidence, sex drive and so much more from aging; it can be detrimental to many men’s lives. That is why this article is here to help you keep your muscle’s strong as you age and teach you how to keep your testosterone levels high! Don’t put yourself through the rough times of aging anymore!
Having muscle strength is one of the keys to healthy aging. Unfortunately, after about the age of 40 it is downhill from there. Many researchers and scientists have geared their attention towards finding a way to intervene on the loss of muscle mass, quality and strength, known as sarcopenia. This is caused by a number of complex factors that are not entirely understood, however, many claim that the the depletion of testosterone production may be a big factor. Make sure to consult with your family doctor about how you can keep your muscle strength strong through your later years in life so that it doesn’t become detrimental to your health!
How Can I Keep My Muscles Strong?
Because researchers and scientists have yet to discover a simple way to keeping your muscles stronger even as you age, there are some routine exercises you can do to maintain muscle mass and strength that is less complicated and less costly. It’s key to start these sort of exercises early because about 60% of people over the age of 65 are insufficiently active or overtly inactive, and many have poor nutrition.
- Keep Your Motor Running. Having strength in your muscles is great for keeping a high metabolism. Maintain your daily activities such as, walking, gardening, and other household tasks. This way you are increasing your metabolism and keep you healthy and strong.
- Consume More Protein. Although, it is important for anyone who is active to consume appropriate amounts of protein, it is especially important for older people to eat more protein, with a focus on leaner sources. A study has shown that low vitamin D levels can be associated with low muscle strength, so supplementing it has shown to increase strength and function and reduce injury from falls.
- Maintaining A Workout Regimen. Evidence continues to show the benefits of exercise at any age. A study was done by the Journal Of American Medical Association has found that an exercise program reduced the onset of major disability for at-risk older adults by 18% over about 2 1/2 years.
It’s also very important to maintain a healthy diet even as you age, no matter what our bodies perform better when we consume foods that are good for it; no matter what age you are! There is no excuse for eating unhealthy, processed foods that can only hurt your body even more and ultimately, could result in early death!
Consume foods such as, fruits; they are filled with antioxidants and a variety of vitamins to support a healthy body in many ways. Veggies carry a lot of those same vitamins and antioxidants as well. Make sure to get lots of calcium, grains and protein in your diet to avoid getting sick, or being affected by serious health risks. Consult a nutrition or a dietician to get more information on a eating plan that will benefit you!