Muscle loss is a natural part of aging. As you AND your elderly family members age, it’s important to take steps to slow down that process! Here are 4 simple ways we help our clients prevent muscle loss:
- Go on walks – you don’t need to walk for miles, but a simple and leisurely walk will not only loosen up muscles, but it’ll have a positive impact on other parts of your body such as your bones and heart.
- Get crafty – whether you take an interest in knitting or tinkering with a household project, those fine motor skills keep your muscles engaged and strengthened.
- Increase protein in your diet – protein is beneficial for helping repair and regrow muscle tissue. We suggest 2-3 servings of protein like chicken and eggs as a part of your daily diet.
- Keep moving – by keeping active throughout the day, you’ll be able to engage your muscles. It can be something simple like rising from your comfortable chair several times throughout the day or carrying light weight grocery bags. Even the smallest movement, when done on a regular basis will help your muscles.