How can protein help you keep your independence? As you age you lose lean muscle mass. In fact, your muscles hit their peak mass when you’re in your thirties. Unfortunately, a reduction in the amount of muscle you have decreases your muscle strength. This muscle weakness can keep you from being able to carry out daily tasks and increases your risk of falling – two problems that often lead to a loss of independence. Recent research showed that people who ate the highest amount of protein – about 91 grams/day lost 40% less lean muscle mass than others who got only 57 grams of protein per day. Protect your strength and independence with a healthy diet including lean protein sources like chicken, turkey, pork tenderloin, and fish and seafood.
In addition to a healthy diet, strength training will help to improve your muscle strength. Regular exercise on the Choice Fitness circuit will keep your muscle strong!
The Healthy Aging Diet by Timothy Cole