Muscle Support

  1. Get a LEG UP against aging with this ‘green’ secret

    Here’s a crazy piece of trivia for you today…

    One of the BIGGEST indications of how long you’ll live isn’t the condition of your heart, and it won’t be found in a scan of your brain.

    It’s not your age… your habits… your weight… your bank account… or your zip code either.

    It’s something you can check, right now, with a pair of shoes and a stopwatch.

    Because studies show time and time again that seniors who shuffle along slowly have the highest risk of kicking off sooner… while seniors who move like they’re late for dinner with a supermodel live longer.

    Now, here’s something even crazier for you: There’s a way to boost that speed that you’d NEVER guess.

    It’s not a newer, faster shoe… and it’s not an intensive “leg day” workout program.

    It’s a type of VEGETABLE!

    ADD muscle to your legs and SPEED to your walk

    New research out of Australia finds certain greens, especially spinach, can deliver an almost magical power when it comes to leg muscle.

    Over 11 years, seniors who had just 3 ounces of these kinds of greens had 11 percent more leg strength.

    More strength means more speed, and as a result they also cooked along 4 percent faster on walking tests.

    Adding 4 percent to your speed may not win you any races.

    But it COULD help you keep one step ahead of the Grim Reaper – and when you consider that this little speed boost comes with literally ZERO effort, there’s no reason not to take advantage of it.

    So why spinach?

    It’s a special little compound that’s not just good for your legs… but your whole body, especially your blood vessels and cardiovascular health.

    And for my money, this hidden compound is better than ANY statin drug out there: Nitrates.

    Your body converts those nitrates into nitric oxide, which then rush through your blood vessels, helping them to open wide and keep flexible.

    Picture the lights going on down a long corridor.

    That’s the nitric oxide, doing its work in the “corridors” of your body – but instead of light, it brings with it a rush of blood and oxygen.

    It helps the heart pump, the brain charge and your legs move… and as the new study shows, they’re essential to muscle and can help you move a little faster, too.

    Spinach has some of the highest levels, but you’ll also find those nitrates in lettuce, cabbage, kale and bok choy, among others.

    But don’t stop there when it comes to keeping your muscles, in your legs or anywhere else for that matter.

    Be sure to get plenty of protein, especially from meat and dairy, and if you find you’re not quite as strong as you should be despite your efforts, consider a supplement of branched-chain amino acids, or BCAAs.

    You can find them in either whey protein, which you can mix into water or milk, or capsules.

  2. Muscle restored in seniors with this simple plan

    RESTORE lost muscle effortlessly – even if you’re a little older

    You’ve seen it happen all around you.

    You PRAYED it wouldn’t happen to you.

    And at first, it might’ve seemed like you got away with it: You reached your senior years without that debilitating loss of muscle that hits so many others.

    But then it happened.

    You got weaker. Maybe you’re getting weaker still. And your doctor just shrugs and insists this is part and parcel of the whole aging thing.

    Many people even believe it, too. Why wouldn’t they? Doctor said so!

    Well, friend, I’m here today to say something else.

    You can’t stop the whole aging thing…

    But you certainly CAN stop your muscle loss -- and END the weakness and fatigue that come along with it.

    You can even go in the other direction, too: As you get older… you could grow stronger!

    Stop the “muscle wasting” blamed on age

    New research confirms just what I tell my own patients:

    It ain’t your age!

    Sure, there’s a set of circumstances more likely to happen as you get older that leads to muscle loss.

    You have to work a little harder to keep your muscle.

    And, of course, none of us hit 80 with the strength we had in our 40s.

    But the study confirms the REAL problem isn’t in the number of birthday cakes you’ve had…

    It’s in your genes.

    Scientists say they’ve now identified the genes responsible for muscle loss.

    Even better, they’ve gone a step further…

    They know the specific form of muscle loss that strikes with age – the kind that leads to weakness, falls, disability and in some cases even death.

    Of course, like most in the mainstream, they’re already talking about the usual answer – turning this new discovery into a target for a drug.

    I can only imagine the horrors that’ll unfold next.

    Tweaking genes is often like trying adjust a house of cards… from the bottom… because each one has interactions with the others, often in ways that aren’t always obvious.

    But one wrong tweak and the whole thing comes crashing down.

    Besides, why bother with these Frankenstein experiments when we already have ways to build, preserve, enhance and protect muscle in seniors?

    Start with some exercise. There’s no two ways about it: To keep strong, you need to do some resistance training.

    The good news is you don’t have to go all Schwarzenegger in the gym. Google “chair exercises” for some basic moves you can try at home that’ll do the trick.

    But it’s not just about exercise.

    You also have to FEED your muscles, and that means protein.

    Aim for 25-30 grams of protein at every meal, with most of them animal (aka COMPLETE) proteins including meat, eggs, fish and (if you can handle it) dairy.

    Guys, if you find yourself getting weaker no matter what you do, don’t accept it as aging.

    That could be a sign of a hormone deficiency.

    Have a physician who specializes in integrative or functional medicine check your testosterone levels, and help you get back on track if you’re falling short.

  3. Back pain linked to disability in seniors

    This common pain could lead directly to disability If you're locked in an on-again, off-again battle with back pain, you know that things can change on a moment's notice. One minute, you're having a GREAT day, able to get out and do the things you love. You can stay active... engaged... and healthy. The next, things go south. Maybe you...
  4. Muscle loss in seniors prevented with protein

    Build muscle without lifting weights It's that time of year... and I DON'T mean Christmas. We're in the Season of the Gym Ads, when the fitness industry tries to capitalize on everyone's promises to "work off" their holiday meals. But you won't find the REAL key to keeping fit in sweating on any gym equipment. It's on your dinner plate...
  5. Protein at every meal helps save your muscles

    Get stronger muscles in 3 meals a day It's the ultimate secret to staying strong, even as you get up there in years. This powerful, natural approach can restore your youthful vigor and save you from crippling frailty. Ready for the best part? It's absolutely delicious! New research reveals that all you TRULY need to do to keep your strength...
  6. Muscles need more protein than you may think

    This mainstream advice can leave you weak It's one of the most important parts of your diet, especially as you get older -- and new research shows how it holds the key to your strength, vitality, and overall health. Yet it gets almost NO attention at all! Docs will give you all the usual lectures about sugar, salt, and fat...
  7. Fish oil can make you stronger

    Fish oil can help women to get stronger, improving muscle when combined with simple exercise.

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