Keeping your muscles healthy
Nutrition and Exercise are the keys to healthy aging. For us to exercise into our later years our muscles need to be healthy. We start to loose muscle mass after our 40’s, and the only way to maintain our muscle muscle mass
is through diet and exercise.
Why are healthy muscles important ?
Healthy muscles allow you to move freely and help to make your body strong. They help to keep your joints in good shape. As we age if the muscles around our joints are strong we are less likely to have injuries and they help to keep your balance which will stop you falling or slipping over.The heart is also a muscle , so keeping all our muscles healthy is very important.
How to keep muscles healthy
* Strength Training : Working out with weights, or something that creates body weight resistance 2-3 times per week
* Stretching : your muscles need to be stretched regularly to keep them in good shape. Always stretch your muscles gently and after every workout or exercising. Yoga is a perfect activity for both strengthening & stretching.
* Diet : your muscles are made up of at least 70% water so stay well hydrated. Muscles need water ,protein, vitamins, minerals and carbohyrdrates and healthy fats to function properly so a well balanced eating plan needs to be followed.
In summary it goes back to the same advice as in many of our other bolgs and that is a ‘healthy lifestyle’, exercise and nutrition.
Holistic Physio Fitness is a great place to get that advice. We can help you devise an eating plan and an exercise routine that will maintain healthy muscles. Our fully equiped Gym and Pilates room are here to give you the tools you need to strengthen those muscles .
Call Holistic Physio Fitness to talk either Andrew or Craig about muscle strengthening , stretching or nutrition on (02) 9999-6666