Depending on our activity levels, choice of exercise and diet, most women reach peak muscle mass sometime during our 30s. After that point, there is a gradual loss or decline in the percentage of muscle we have in our body. The loss of muscle leads to loss of overall strength in the body. Strength has been associated with countless health benefits some of the most important include - reduced risk for injury, reduced fall risk which really means better balance, reduced incidence of osteoporosis so if you do fall you won’t break a bone, reduced risk for obesity and diabetes, decreased systemic inflammation and finally increased life expectancy. Those are just the physical benefits. There is also plenty of evidence that exercise, specifically strength training, can prevent the onset of depression and reduce symptoms of depression. Essentially, the message is that strength will help you live better and longer.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or have a lot of experience with strength training, this talk will provide you with the information you need to build strength in your 40s and into your next decades.
We’ll discuss why we lose muscle and what we can do to preserve and build muscle. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for our Sarcoblast Classes.