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How to prevent muscle loss

If you’re in your 20’s or 30’s, it might be too early for you to worry about ‘natural’ muscle loss or also known as sarcopenia. However, we are sad to inform you that as we grow older, we begin to lose muscle and it’s absolutely normal. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent muscle loss or at least slowdown the process. Find out more in this article.

Increase your protein intake

Eat more protein as it promotes growth and development. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, older people tend to not get enough protein. Try to include protein in every meal throughout the day. You can also opt for non-meat sources of protein in case you’re bored with meat.

Get enough vitamin D

You may want to ask your doctor’s opinion and recommendation before you take any vitamin D supplements. If your doctors do recommend you to up your intake, here are some natural sources of vitamin D; salmon, sardines, canned tuna and egg yolks.

Eat your carbs

Do not skip carbs as it can be the reason why you don’t have energy to lift weights. If you don’t lift weights you can’t build muscle. But make sure to eat carbs in moderation.

Get enough rest

What we mean by rest here is sleep. Sleep at least 8 hours at night to give your body enough time to regenerate itself. Also avoid stress at all costs.

Stay active

Being inactive can also promote muscle loss, so make sure you’re always moving. Pick any exercise that you like and start working out. Simple workouts such as light hiking, walking, swimming and body weight exercises are enough to prevent muscle loss.

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