It's one thing to live a long life.
It's another to live a life that is long and well.
There is a quote that I love that is often cited in research about lifestyle and wellness that best describes this concept, "adding not years to your life, but life to your years."
But the age old question is, how exactly does one do that?
When it comes to staying healthy and living longer, many people think of eating a heart-healthy diet to help ward off heart attacks or controlling their blood pressure to help prevent having a stroke. These are indisputably excellent goals to strive for; however, maintaining your muscle should also be high on your goal list because strong muscles can have a major impact on how well you age.
Your muscles enable you to carry groceries, hoist suitcases into the car, climb stairs, get up and out of a chair, swing a golf club and dance the tango.
The stronger and more powerful your muscles are, the easier all of these activities and others will be.
But neglect your muscles and it will certainly make things more difficult and perhaps complicated in your life.
Weak muscles turn seemingly simple tasks like walking into a chore and can feel like a burden. This is the primary reason that many people feel like they lose their independence as they age.
My oldest client is 93 years old and my youngest is 4 years old and joins me in my group training workouts with her grandmother and aunt. We can all start at any age and in any condition to move and work on building and maintaining strong muscles!
Your Health Coach,