Exercises to Build Strength after 40
It’s 2023, and you’re another year older, and multiple sources have emphasized over your lifetime that your muscle strength and size will decline with age and take a noticeable sharp decline after 30, right? Well, that trend is largely context dependent. Age-related changes will indeed occur, but the magnitude will be largely based on an individual’s activity status and resistance-training status. Individuals who are sedentary are the most at risk for this aging phenomenon. If you implement resistance training and keep your nutrition in check, you can effectively slow or hold off age-related changes in muscle mass and strength.
5 Benefits of Stretching Daily
Stretching is an often overlooked yet vital component of any fitness routine or lifestyle routine. The truth is most of us are guilty of not stretching enough. Stretching increases muscle flexibility & length, which increases the range of motion of joints. Muscles that are not at the proper length prohibit the joints from moving as they should, leading to muscle damage, strains, and joint pain.
Have You Taken the Paper Challenge?
In an age where internet challenges and trends change so quickly, the real challenge is keeping up with them all! However, the latest challenge that I’ve come across via social media is called “The Paper Pick-Up Challenge.” By now, I’m certain that many of you reading this blog have heard of this challenge. If you have not, then I’ll warn you – to hear of it is also to attempt it!
Stronger than Yesterday: Why Should I Strength Train?
Fads are common in the fitness world, just think of Richard Simmons videos, Boflex infomercials and Shake Weights as examples. Some fitness fads, however, can stand the test of time.
Recently there has been increased popularity in strength training. This type of exercise, which is also referred to as resistance training, is designed to improve muscular fitness as the muscles generate force against external stimuli.1 Unlike other fitness fads, strength training is timeless because it helps to preserve and maintain healthy muscle.