Why step up your Strength Training as you age?

“By your mid-30s, most people still look young, but are already experiencing the BIG Three of aging: deteriorating lean muscle mass, worsening posture, and crumbling joints” say Robert Forster, Physical Therapist and PT.

Many people say that, as they age, they eat and exercise the same amount but still gain weight. One of the main causes of this is loss of muscle mass. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn. Strength training preserves and even increases muscle mass, keeping metabolism at a high level.

Everyone, no matter how young or old, should be doing some kind of regular strength training. This could be at the gym, or at home using very little equipment. Resistance bands small hand weights, and even your own body weight can be used as resistance with a strength training program.

Woman working out with band

Strength Training For Busy People

Step up your strength training, that is 3 times a weeks with the Herbalife 24Fit Workout DVDs using resistance bands, ankle weights and dumbbells. That’s a 30 minute workout easy to fit into your busy day and to build good habits. It builds lean muscle & increases your metabolic rate. Pay attention to proper form and technique, as they are very important for injury prevention and producing results. Using the 24 Fit DVDs is like having your own personal trainer at home.

To help preserve muscle mass, aim for at least 15 grams of protein at every meal, the amount of protein is personalised to the individual. Someone who is 5ft 10″ requires more protein than someone 5 ft. 2″, for example. And a Herbalife  shake after training accelerates lean muscle growth, which in turn revs your metabolism and burns more fat, and speeds up recovery. Eating soon after your workout not only speeds the recovery process, it also can prevent you from feeling deeply ravenous and overeating later on.

And use the 24 Fit Workout to work on the helper muscles around the joints, improve your flexibility and posture.