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Preventing Loss of Muscle Mass And Strength


Something for the relatively older folks on here (young folks could equally benefit)

5 tips on how to prevent loss of muscle mass and associated strength with age:

1) Exercise, specifically resistance training. Both men and women. The deeper I delve into this subject and whenever I look at research, the more the importance of weight training is confirmed.
2) Opt for at least 1kg/kg of bodyweight of protein intake per day. That’s 0.5gr/lb.
3) Get adequate vitamin D, either from sunlight or supplemented if you’re lacking from exposure to the sun. I can’t recommend the importance of vitamin D enough.
4) Balance intake of acid-producing nutrients with alkalising fruits and vegetables. This is something often overlooked yet I incorporate this in virtually every single one of my meals.
5) Emerging evidence suggests adequate vitamin B12 and folic acid intake to improve muscle function too.


Author: veefitness

A qualified REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer who is passionate about helping others to achieve their goals of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Also a qualified Level 1 football and cricket coach.

2 thoughts on “Preventing Loss of Muscle Mass And Strength

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