Exercise and Protein are Important as we age

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Exercise and protein are important as we age.

We all know how important it is to keep mobile and see your chiropractor regularly to maintain movement and nervous system control (naturally!!!)

But, once the power to the muscles is turned on, how many of us think about how we are using our muscles or indeed what we are using to build them up?

To quote some old sayings, which, let’s face it, are always the best ones: ‘You are what you eat’, and ‘If you don’t use it, you lose it’.  As we get older, the excuses not to get out and exercise seem to roll off the tongue much easier. It is also a bigger challenge to eat properly as we age. Life gets busy... or not busy, or lonely, or too hard.  However, these sayings are no less true.

The older we get, the more important it is to fuel ourselves well and build up some strength. A recent study found that eating more good quality protein is important in maintaining muscle mass as we age. Another recent article highlighted the importance of strength training. 

The consequences of falling can be deadly. It makes perfect sense to eat real food and quality protein to build that body strong. Get adjusted by your chiropractor to help your balance and general health and wellbeing. Challenge yourself from time to time by deliberately and sensibly lifting heavier things, so you are able to help yourself and stay mobile.