That is my ultimate health and fitness goal.
I want to live an active and vibrant life well past 100... but NOT if the last 30 years are in a wheelchair.
I want (and expect) to live like I do today... well into my 80's and 90's.
To achieve this... we must ALL avoid "The Frailty Syndrome".
Definition of Frailty - "Becoming weak and delicate."
In other words, 'what to avoid'.
As we age, it becomes tougher to gain lean muscle, not impossible but tougher. Maintaining muscle should be a priority for everyone and adding muscle should be a priority for all but the most muscular among us.
This is why I'm against water-fasting for more than 24 hours. Why risk losing lean muscle mass? You shouldn't.
Regaining what you have lost, will take a LOT of work.
What can help prevent sarcopenia? Increased protein consumption and weight resistance exercise.
So not only can we lose muscle mass as we age, but what muscle we have can 'weaken'.
Can you guess what prevents muscle fatigue? Yep, weight resistance exercise, or working your muscles under 'resistance' or weight.
There's a trend forming...
Guess what can help prevent osteoporosis? ... you got it, increased muscle mass and weight resistance exercise.
Much more on this in the coming weeks.
I will leave you with this.
A dear friend once commented on a post about Alzheimer's. "It's just part of aging."
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Dementia, is NOT 'part' of aging, anymore than osteoporosis is 'part' of aging!!
The worst thing you can do is believe that dementia and frailty are part of your destiny... they are NOT!
Eat meat, play and run in the sun!!
I'm planning on it for decades to come.