Invest In Your Physical Fitness-While many people set aside the money they’ll need for retirement, they often forget to make investments in their physical and mental well-being so they can age physically independently. How much of your golden years can you truly enjoy if your physical health isn’t in the best shape despite having a lot of money?
If you are over 50
Sarcopenia ( cause of Muscle Loss )
Sarcopenia, a naturally occurring process of muscle loss, starts to take place in your body in your 40s, and may even begin earlier for certain people. If left unchecked, muscle loss can start as early as your 40s and can reach 1 to 2 pounds every year. As you get older, this process also speeds up.
Sarcopenia can cause muscle weakness, exhaustion, insulin resistance, an increased risk of falling, and loss of independence. These are the main issues that are typically linked to aging. Not a pretty picture. Through diet and exercise, you can, however, start fighting sarcopenia right away and, in some cases, even halt this condition.
Preventing Muscle Loss
Strength training and increased protein intake are two of the best strategies for preventing muscle loss.
1. Daily Protein Intake
While the typical advice for daily protein intake has long been 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight (0.36 grams per pound). Numerous recent research indicates that consuming 1 to 1.5 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight (0.45 to 0.68 grams per pound) may be more advantageous for preserving, preserving, and preventing muscle loss.
2. Strength Training
Weightlifting, sometimes referred to as strength training, has been proven to be the most effective kind of exercise for developing muscle and strength, which supports maintaining independence as you age. It’s never too late to begin, which is good news. On a well-planned weight lifting regimen, it has been demonstrated that people far into their 90s may build muscle and strength. But it’s best to get going as soon as possible. Once you reach your forties, I advise you to start strength training two to three times each week.
Now that you understand how crucial it is to invest in your physical fitness and health routine on par with investing in your retirement account, where do you start? You should seek out a nationally recognized fitness expert and have them create a unique strength training program for you.