Biological aging can take a toll on our bodies. You probably feel that every day. Your body actually loses muscle mass by about 3 to 8% every decade after you turn 30, but that accelerates after you’re 60.
Your muscle mass is critical to helping you live independently, allowing you to do the daily tasks you love and stay independent. Research has found that simple resistance training can prevent and even reverse the loss of muscle mass.
How we think about muscle needs to change. In fact, many of us might not struggle with excess fat but rather too little muscle.
That’s precisely what Dr. Gabrielle Lyon found in her research and time as a family physician and in her studies in functional medicine.
In her new book Forever Strong, she lays out just how muscle determines everything about our health and aging.
A Science-Based Strategy for Aging Well
Think about what you were taught about muscle or even weight lifting and strength training throughout your life. Often, we think of over-the-top examples like Arnold Schwarzenegger and bodybuilders and believe that weight training is only for serious athletes.
In reality, the muscle in your body is the largest endocrine organ. The endocrine system releases hormones, controlling nearly all the processes in your body. These chemicals help coordinate your body’s functions, from metabolism to growth and development, emotions, mood, sexual function, and even sleep.
Our muscle mass can have a direct impact on how those processes run in our bodies.
A Guide to Building Muscle Mass
How can you make strength training a part of your daily routine?
You need to eat right and have a solid routine. Within Forever Strong, Dr. Lyon provides an easy-to-follow program that covers your food, fitness, and even self-care to help you optimize your muscle development.
In her work with Navy SEALS and Olympic athletes, she’s seen firsthand how the shift in focus on muscle development has upped their own lives. You can take those same Scientific-backed concepts and apply them to your own life.
No matter how old you are or what shape you’re in currently.
Within her book, you’ll learn how to overcome symptoms of obesity and autoimmune disorders, and even how to avoid things like Alzheimer’s, hypertension, and diabetes.
Living Stronger, Healthier Lives
If you’re ready to live better and want to live stronger as you age, it’s time to focus on your muscle mass.
There are many 5-star reviews of this great new book from over 60s who find the information revolutionary and easy to follow.
Let’s join them on a journey to improve our overall health through some strength training and healthy muscle development.