Keep Firm Muscle As You Age
Aging muscle needs to be kept in shape, because long periods of no use cause degeneration of cells and are more challenging to overcome. It may seem like common sense that if you don’t keep muscles toned , eventually they will get waste away. Younger muscle tissue has as much as four times more regenerative stem cells compared to old muscle.
If you at all able to move, you can do much to prevent muscle atrophy by incorporating some strength exercise into your healthy lifestyle routine. Start gently and work at a pace that is appropriate for your age and current level of fitness.
Also keep in mind that if you are older, and have been sedentary or immobile for some time, suddenly exercising vigorously can cause scarring and inflammation of your muscles, so start off slowly.
That said, I believe that it is never too late to start an exercise program.
Getting professional help from a properly educated personal trainer or physical therapist is probably the wisest and safest way to go if you are new to exercise, or it has been a period of time. Read More