Mus­cle mass needs at­ten­tion as you age

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ring true for you, and you feel en­er­gised and up­lifted at the end of your high-in­ten­sity ex­er­cise and you love do­ing it, that’s great – keep go­ing with it. In­ter­val train­ing is a bet­ter choice for main­tain­ing mus­cle mass and us­ing body fat than a straight out high-in­ten­sity work­out.

To help guide move­ment habits, I en­cour­age peo­ple to think about what they want from it – you want to have a func­tional body that al­lows you to move through your day with ease, you want to have the strength to carry your gro­ceries and your chil­dren (or grand­chil­dren), you want to have the flex­i­bil­ity to bend down and tie your shoelaces, and you want to feel up­lifted, not de­pleted.

Dr Libby is a nu­tri­tional bio­chemist, best-sell­ing au­thor and speaker. The ad­vice con­tained in this col­umn is not in­tended to be a sub­sti­tute for di­rect, per­son­alised ad­vice from a health pro­fes­sional. Join Dr Libby in Christchurch for one week­end to change your life: Novem­ber 25 and 26. More info at dr­libby.com

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Do some re­sis­tance train­ing as you age to main­tain or build mus­cle mass.

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