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Alleviate Muscle Decrease due to Aging

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If your body loses it, you simply need to retrieve it.

As you age, your body tends to shed its muscle mass much faster, and rebuilding it becomes more challenging. This isn’t an illness or anything negative; it’s just a natural aspect of aging and one of the reasons why many older individuals lean towards the slimmer side. Diminished muscle mass can increase vulnerability to injuries and make you more quickly fatigued. According to studies, age-related muscle decline can commence as early as 30 years old, so before you deteriorate, initiate compensatory adjustments to your workout regimen.

Naturally, I’m not suggesting that from age 30 to 80, you should commence hoisting immense weights (unless that’s your preference, I suppose). Instead, you can retain your current activities but introduce some additional intensity. For instance, endeavor to elongate the duration of each exercise repetition by a few seconds. Merely having to sustain your stance a bit longer can enhance your long-term progress and foster greater limb resistance.

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It’s not solely about your limbs either. Start integrating workout routines that engage your entire body, encompassing your back, neck, shoulders, thighs, or any other muscle groups, preferably all simultaneously. Additionally, include regular strength training in your weekly routine, at least twice a week. A short session with dumbbells will suffice to maintain your body’s strength and resilience.

There’s no sugarcoating it: this will progressively become more demanding as you grow older. However, if you persist, it will become more manageable, even in your later years.

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