Importance of Increasing your Muscle Mass

“Poverty of the flesh. That’s the meaning of the term sarcopenia—the loss of muscle mass and strength that comes with aging.” ~By: Michael T. Murray, ND

Dietary protein, especially whey protein, is essential in supporting muscle growth and fighting sarcopenia.

Perhaps the most important step to preventing sarcopenia is to follow a regular strength training program—that is, lift weights or engage in resistance exercises. The benefits of strength training are vast, particularly for women and people over 50. In addition to helping burn more fat, greater muscle mass is associated with a healthier heart, improved joint function, relief from arthritis pain, better antioxidant protection and higher self esteem.

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