How to Stay Fit for Life
Sarcopenia is the name ascribed to the age-related decline in muscle mass and strength. How BFR Training May Help Maintain Muscle Mass as You Age STORY AT-A-GLANCE It is rarely too late to start resistance training; you can build muscle mass well after age 60. In 2022, I set a new personal
When it comes to building muscle, I couldn’t agree more. I feel that is something that some people don’t really take into consideration that much.
Lots of people emphasize the importance of cardiovascular exercise, but really I think a combination of both cardio and lifting weights certainly does help.
I’ve been guilty of that for a while now. I’ve been doing a lot of cardio exercise, but not enough lifting weights.
So building muscle in my body is something I have been focusing more on this year.
I could see why eating at a good protein can help with muscle growth, and why it needs to be considered in your daily routine. That is another thing that I had to keep in mind.
Other than that, this article was a well written piece to read. I learned a lot, and I’ll definitely be taking the steps into consideration. Thank you for sharing.
I have one of dr Mercola’s books, and I am a big fan of him, but as usual, I then don’t implement the advice in everyday life, so it is about time that I do it for my own health, now that I am getting older haha. It is interesting to see how he keeps exercising and stays this fit and maintains his muscle mass, everyone can do this! I just need the motivation..
Staying fit as one grows older, is so important and can certainly not only give you a healthier life, but also a more enjoyable life. I am in my early sixties and only recently started exercising on a regular basis, so it is very motivational to see what you have achieved.
Although the group with whom I am exercising three times per week are incorporating working with weights on some days, I did not nor realise the importance of muscle building and the correct way, specially for the elderly. It is fascinating to see the explanation of BFR, and how I can be building my muscles strength.
Thank you for sharing your vast knowledge of BFR and the KAATSU cycle mode that you use. I will certainly be looking at getting it to improve my muscle mass.
Frailty in the elderly is a concern of mine, but most of the time the concern hasn’t driven me to make changes in my habits. I am 66 and I have done some workouts in recent years to increase muscle mass. I just started again with regimen of weight training. Thank you for this article that gives me more ideas to increase my muscles. I have seen what frailty can do to older men and I really don’t want to end up in that condition myself.
Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge on the importance of resistance training in slowing down the aging process and improving metabolic health. Your insights into the hazards of sarcopenia and the crucial role of skeletal muscle in metabolism, circulation, and cognition are enlightening. Your article provides valuable information on the benefits of engaging in some type of resistance training to compensate for the degeneration that typically accompanies aging and decreased physical activity. Your personal motivation to avoid sarcopenia and prevent its negative impact on your health is commendable and inspiring. Thank you for emphasizing the urgent need to establish prevention and intervention strategies for sarcopenia and for raising awareness of its impact on overall health and quality of life.
This article provides insightful tips for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. The emphasis on cultivating healthy habits and making gradual changes is particularly helpful for those seeking long-term fitness success. It’s refreshing to see a holistic approach that focuses on more than just physical exercise, but also on nutrition, sleep, and stress management. Overall, a great read for anyone looking to prioritize their health and well-being.
Hey there, Dr. Mercola! Your article on “How to Stay Fit for Life” is fantastic. As a former nurse, I completely agree with your emphasis on regular exercise and a healthy diet. Exercise is not just beneficial for physical health, but also mental health. It doesn’t have to be a strenuous workout every day, and finding what works for you is key. Eating a balanced diet with portion control is also essential. Overall, your tips are practical and achievable. Keep up the great work!
Dear Dr. Joseph Mercola,
I recently came across your website and found your article on how to stay fit for life to be a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their overall health and fitness.
Your article provides practical tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid common pitfalls that can lead to poor health and fitness. I appreciate how you emphasized the importance of setting realistic goals and developing a sustainable fitness routine that incorporates both exercise and healthy eating habits.
I also found your discussion on the benefits of strength training to be particularly informative. As someone who is interested in fitness but may not have experience with strength training, your explanation of the benefits of resistance training and the types of exercises to incorporate was helpful and inspiring.
I appreciate the comprehensive nature of your article, which covered not only physical fitness but also mental and emotional health. The section on the importance of sleep and stress management was particularly relevant and provided useful advice for maintaining overall wellness.
Overall, I found your article to be informative, engaging, and motivational. It serves as a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their overall health and fitness, and I will definitely be incorporating some of the tips and strategies you provided into my own routine.
Thank you for sharing your expertise and passion for healthy living with us.
I love this article on how to stay fit for life, and it’s something that my parents definitely need to read. The strength training makes such a big difference if you do it early on in life consistently. Some of the healthiest elderly people all attest their fitness to the training they did when they’re younger and your article only further expands on it. Great article!