❤️ Age related muscle loss
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Fighting Back: age-related muscle loss
Muscle gain: and your blood sugar.
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Fighting Back - Age-Related Muscle Loss
If you're over the age of 30 or close to menopause you need to understand the different muscle fibers. Here’s what you need to know:
Two main types of muscle fibers:
Type 1: Slow twitch
Recruited for long activities- jogging, walking, long bike rides.
Type 2: Fast twitch
Recruited for short and fast bursts of activities. -Sprinting, resistance training, weight lifting.
As you age, you lose your fast-twitch muscle fibers quicker than slow-twitch muscle fibers.
Remember you lose 3-8% of your muscle mass per decade after 30.
What can you do?
Add resistance training to your routine
Get close to muscle failure with each set.
Avoid overtraining muscle groups.
Focus on nutrition.
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Did You Know? Like Really Know…
Gaining muscle helps regulate your blood sugar.
and no, it doesn’t mean big and bulky.
More muscle mass means your muscles need more energy to function, including glucose.
Your muscles are like a vacuum. It sucks up the excess blood sugar and helps bring it down to normal levels (no, not an excuse to eat all the donuts).
More muscle mass improves insulin sensitivity too.
Insulin helps bring the glucose in your body's cells.
So when you have more muscle, it’s like having an industrial vacuum instead of a handheld one. Your muscles suck up and store more glucose which helps regulate your blood sugar.
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