One of the most noticeable effects of aging is the involuntary loss of muscle mass, strength and function known as Sarcopenia.
Muscle mass decreases approximately 3-5% per decade after the age of 30 and this rate increases 10-15% after 50 and up to 30% after 80.
Why is muscle tone and strength important as we age?
As you lose muscle, you’re at an increased risk for osteoporosis, falling and life threatening injuries.
Although Sarcopenia is the natural consequence of aging, we can do things to offset this by moving, exercising, namely strength training.
In addition to building muscle mass, these types of exercises also increase bone mass, which is another key to remaining mobile as you age.
Eating a diet high in protein, such as lean meats, fish, eggs, nuts, beans has been found to help offset anabolic resistance.
In this video I will discuss ways of toning muscles after 50.
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00:52 How to Tone Muscles After 50
02:49 Importance of Strength Training
03:17 Importance of Resistance Training and High Intensity Exercises
06:07 What is Anabolic Resistance
06:47 Important Supplements to Promote Muscle Health As We Age
07:31 Importance of Sleep for Muscle Recovery and Repair
09:08 Importance of Drinking Water