Aging…….It’s going to happen…..but it doesn’t mean we have to settle for less than ideal health. How many times have you said or heard….I’m over 40 so it means my metabolism is slower. I’m over 50, so this joint pain is to be expected. Yes, as aging occurs, systems within our bodies will respond differently and maybe it will take a little “extra” boost, but it doesn’t mean we can’t achieve optimum health as we age!!! Great news…right!!!!
Age strong: Muscle wasting as we age is caused by inadequate protein intake, lack of exercise, lack of nutrients in our diets and stress. “People who are physically inactive can lose as much as 3 to 5 percent of their muscle mass each decade after age 30.”
Age lean: You lose muscle and guess what, you gain fat. “More than 1/3 of the U.S. adults over age 65 are obese(1). By including increased protein that is nutrient dense full of the daily minerals the body needs your body will become a muscle building machine and a fat burning furnace.
Age happy: Stress is one of our greatest contributors to aging. Find out how adaptogens can combat stress related aging and the toll it takes on our bodies. Think that spare tire in the middle….that’s stress. Stress in and on our bodies is leading the way to serious health consequences over time (2,3). Adaptogens can help strengthen your capacity to resist and reduce the effects of stress.
Age nourished: We need vitamins! We need the right vitamins though. We need to include vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants to help nourish our bodies. Especially given the toxic environment we are living in, the overscheduled days we experience and the processed foods that we consume.
Age protected: Do you know what telomeres are and how they impact our health? If you don’t know the role telomeres play within our bodies, please read about them. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have!
1. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “State of Aging and Health in America.” Retrieved on September 16, 2014 from: www.cdc.gov/features/agingandhealth/state_of_aging_and_health_in_america_2013.pdf
2. Morley, et al. From sarcopenia to frailty: a road less traveled. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2014 Mar;5(1):5-8.
3. Nabi et al. Increased risk of coronary heart disease among individuals reporting adverse impact of stress on their health: the Whitehall II prospective cohort study. European Heart Journal, 2013.
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