Muscle mass

Tina Stellar

3 ways a protein-rich diet can enrich your life

Protein is vital to your health. Getting enough in your diet from healthy sources is important to prolong the lifespan of your cells and encourage their renewal — a process that slows down as we age. Here’s three ways protein enriches your life and how to be sure you’re feeding your body the amount it needs…

Joyce Hollman

Postural muscles: The key to reducing your fall risk

Injuries and deaths related to falls in older adults are such that the problem has been described as a “hidden epidemic.” My balance is no longer something I take for granted. Because I don’t want to end up incapacitated and unable to enjoy doing the things that give my life meaning, here’s what I’ve learned and practice….

Joyce Hollman

A better variety of gut bacteria reduces age-related muscle loss

Sarcopenia can put a kink in your plans to enjoy retirement, whether you see yourself playing golf every day, going on cruises or hosting campouts in the backyard with your grandkids — and instead leave you frail and housebound. But your gut bacteria can help keep it from stealing your get-up-and-go.

Joyce Hollman

The vitamin that stands up to age-related muscle loss

Mitochondria are the “energy factories” of our cells. They process energy from the food we eat and make it available for our bodies to use. But even mighty mitochondria can’t provide your muscle with sufficient energy to avoid age-related muscle loss without this simple vitamin…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

5+ reasons women over 50 should weight train

Walk into any gym and you’ll notice a great divide, with women hitting the treadmills and ellipticals, while the men lay claim to the weight machines. It’s a divide that seems to only get greater with age. But if you’re a woman over 50, skipping the weights in favor of just cardio could be a big mistake.

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

6+ benefits of whole-body vibration

Whole-body vibration is a form of passive exercise for improving neuromuscular performance. But from your bones to your hormones, there’s even more this long-used therapy can do fo you…