As we age, our bodies start to age as well, and all of the muscles start to degenerate. This natural process of muscle degeneration with age is called sarcopenia. It is a process which starts around the age of 25, and it slowly speeds up over years, reaching full speed at the end of 40s. One in the 50s, this natural process will start to slow again, since it has already done too much damage. But what kind of damage are we talking here?
Once you start feeling old, there is no going back. You might get fit again, travel the world and feel the rush of the adrenaline, but it won’t chase away the feeling that you are old, and you will more often feel tired and slow. The cracking of the age-whip accompanies you to your late days, and it will remain there until your days are over. This is what happens in most cases at least. Yet, there are those who learned back in their younger days about this thing called sarcopenia, and wanted to do something about it. And so they did.
If you thought that sarcopenia is an irreversible process, then you were right. But, it can be slowed down significantly. The problem is that people all over the world don’t know about it, and choose to stay ignorant. If you are one of those who seek this eternal knowledge, and want to stay young and wild and crazy, then you have come to the right place. Here are several things you should do to slow down sarcopenia drastically.
Utilize and stay persistent with your strength training program
What this means is to never let go exercising. Fight off the aging process by staying fit and strong. As long as your muscles are developed and resilient, no sarcopenia will ever get to you. That is why weightlifting is extremely useful even when you are a bit older. If you maintain the strength from your younger days, by simply exercising regularly and not relying on aerobics solely, your muscles will stay strong and will resist the natural aging process and muscle and bone degeneration. More of the highly developed muscles enhance protein metabolism, and tend to speed up the rate at which your metabolism is resting. These muscles also enhance your immune response, posture and most importantly your bone strength. As long as you have strong muscles and bones, you will never bend forward, nor will your tissues degenerate.
Eat a lot of proteins throughout every meal during the day
Change your eating habits right way. Don’t let sugar and fats destroy your muscles, or stop you from getting fit and shaped. Don’t limit your breakfast to juice, salad or toast, for there is no protein in it. In order for muscles to keep regenerating and to remain strong, you need to eat at least 30 to 50 grams of protein I every meal. I know that this sounds like a lot of protein, but it is actually not. It is just enough to improve your muscle regeneration and to help you with your resistance training.
This “white plague” will cause your muscles, skin and tissues to degenerate over time, making you feel fat and soft. Also, you might want to avoid glycation, and so to do it, simply eliminate the entire sugar intake and find a proper supplement, or in worst case scenario limit it to a minimum. By doing so, nothing will stop you from becoming resistance to sarcopenia and you will stay fit and young even when the 50s come knocking.