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The Importance of Lean Muscle Mass

We regularly nerd out on economist Art de Vany’s Facebook page, probably the most data-dense Facebook page ever created. This week he references an article in the journal Metabolism“Findings indicate that insulin resistance is a central abnormality in the MetS and that muscle mass and strength are strong protective factors independent of insulin resistance and abdominal fat accumulation.” In other words, building lean muscle mass is a really good idea. Everyone needs to get to know their body and what works best for them. Genetic testing is revealing that we all are different, and that one system is not effective for everyone. But that said, I cannot fathom anyone over 50 who would not benefit from strength training. Personally, I am a huge fan of classic moves like dead lifts and squats, but that’s just me. For some people it’s yoga, spin classes or martial arts. We encourage everyone to be curious about what’s out there, and to really get to know what works for them.

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The ideas expressed here are solely the opinions of the author and are not researched or verified by AGEIST LLC, or anyone associated with AGEIST LLC. This material should not be construed as medical advice or recommendation, it is for informational use only. We encourage all readers to discuss with your qualified practitioners the relevance of the application of any of these ideas to your life. The recommendations contained herein are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should always consult your physician or other qualified health provider before starting any new treatment or stopping any treatment that has been prescribed for you by your physician or other qualified health provider. Please call your doctor or 911 immediately if you think you may have a medical or psychiatric emergency.

David Stewart
David is the founder and face of AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over-50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.


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