EASY 2-Minute Trick Fights Aging from Head to Toe
Healthy aging boils down to one surprising thing: your muscles.
I know that may sound strange at first. But hear me out.
Maintaining strong and healthy muscles is the first step to keeping a healthy body and sharp mind well into your golden years.
After all, sturdy muscles are required to fight off frailty and remain mobile.
But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you have to be a bodybuilder. There are simple, effective ways to boost your muscles at any age.
You don’t need me to tell you that sitting around all day can really wreck your health.
But, if you’re like many folks, the THOUGHT of going to the gym… or even just walking around the block… can be daunting. (Especially if you’re way out of shape or already feel frail.)
That’s where “activity snacks” can come in handy.
Research published in the Journal of Applied Physiology uncovered a way for older adults to build and maintain muscle.
Seniors who get up and walk or do simple body-weight squats (rising and lowering) for only two minutes can balance blood sugar and move proteins from the bloodstream to build muscle.
Nearly anyone can manage the two minutes of movement required to carry out what the researchers cleverly called “activity snacks.” And the rewards for doing so are significant.
Maintaining healthy muscles…
- allows you to easily move around and exercise, which is critical for maintaining your independence and good health
- helps keep joints and bones healthy
- fights against chronic diseases (such as osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, fragile bones, and even stress)
- supports healthy metabolism allowing you to easily lose or maintain a healthy weight
- increases insulin sensitivity helping to keep your blood sugar low
The amount of muscle you have can also play a critical role in how well you weather (and survive) a long-term illness.
Make sure you build and maintain your own muscles as you age. Commit to getting up every hour or so and moving for at least two minutes straight. It doesn’t take much.
You can also head to the gym or take up a fun sport you enjoy, such as tennis, golf, or pickleball.
P.S. Now that you’re committed to building new muscle, why stop there? Researchers have discovered a “satellite secret” that can speed up muscle recovery and make them even STRONGER. Click here for the details.
Study: Walking or body weight squat “activity snacks” increase dietary amino acid utilization for myofibrillar protein synthesis during prolonged sitting.” Journal of Applied Physiology, 2022; 133 (3): 777 DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00106.2022
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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