One of the things people often over look in fitness, especially as we age, is the importance of maintaining muscle mass. Everyone wants to lose fat. We have developed an entire industry around that concept, but the critical role muscle plays to that effect is often lost in the process. As we age, our body starts to lose muscle mass, a process called sarcopenia. This usually starts in our 40’s and tends to accelerate with age. It varies from person to person and depends a bit upon how much muscle one has to start with. Regardless, muscle mass is slowly lost with time.
So what’s the significance of this? Let’s start at the metabolic level. The number one determining factor of an individual’s basal metabolic rate is their lean muscle mass. We all know muscle burns a lot of calories during exercise, but when we are at rest, muscle still continues to burn calories as it works to maintain its size and integrity. This is the combustible engine of your...
Joe and Mary came to me at 89 years old, can we do a transformation they asked ?
“Sure” I said, “as long as you promise not to die on me!” Well they are 95 now and doing great!
Sharp minds, healthy active bodies and having a great time still contributing to their community.
Joe has had many life and health challenges in the past including cancer, a broken hip, and an eye shot out with a bow and arrow! Talk about overcoming adversity and pressing through resistance. This man has done it !
This couple exemplifies living the transformed life DE-MYTH-DEFY-ING
that the elderly can’t contribute and thrive !
Our senior community has the MOST to offer us with their wisdom and life experience.
Lets celebrate them!
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