Longevity Tip ~ #4 of 10 Anti-Aging Foods

Whey Protein

As we age, muscle mass begins to decline about one percent per year. This loss becomes a vicious cycle — loss of muscle means lower metabolism, loss of coordination and balance and the list goes on. Fortunately, combining strength training with a little “magical” by-product of milk (whey protein isolate) can do wonders. Try adding it to a smoothie, mix in some blueberries, and you have a winner! You can find whey protein powder in most grocery or health food stores.

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Longevity Tip ~ Pump Iron

It is within our power to combat this natural process of muscle loss [due to aging]. With exercise and an active lifestyle, we can begin to bring some muscle back. And the really good news is that exercise can help at any age. Several studies have compared people between 70 and 80 years old with people 20 to 30 years old engaging in the same regimen: a strengthening exercise program with weight lifting for 12 weeks. Researchers evaluated the participants’ strength before and after the program and found that the amount of strength gain in both groups was similar, despite their age difference. So it is never too late, or too early, to work on protecting your muscle mass.

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