By the age of 30ish if you’re not making muscle you’re losing muscle!
Have you heard this statement?
Do you know how true it is?
Have you heard of sarcopenia?
Did you know we might ALL experience sarcopenia at some point?
So what does that mean really?
Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass due to aging. We naturally lose a small percentage of muscle mass starting around 30-40 years of age,
we are actively working to build muscle mass.
Living a sedentary life can also bring about sarcopenia no matter the age.
I’ve crossed the paths of many women who think they do NOT need to strength train (resistance train).
We naturally lose a small percentage of LBM (lean body mass) yearly and the more we “lose” the lower our metabolism also goes!
This is one reason women struggle with weight loss as we age.
Having low LBM has a host of other issues that can cause havoc on a woman’s body, such as hormonal imbalances.
Put these issues together and before you know it, lots of physical ailments going on!
Loss of energy, weight gain (fat gain), headaches, fatigue and much more.
HOW can you counteract the loss of muscle mass?
Here are 5 tips to help grow and retain muscle mass...
1..strength train 2-3 times a week
2..post workout nutrition of healthy carbs and protein
3..make recovery a priority (post nutrition, stretch and foam roll, sleep)
4..frequently change up your workouts
5..drink your water daily!!
Brenda L. Lewis
Working in the Health and Fitness Industry for over ten years now, I thrive on helping people