Muscle Mass Linked to Longevity

marathon runner, running, running analysis, Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy and Sports Performance, women's health, fitness, cardiovascular healthGetting a little less active as you age? You may be setting yourself up for a shorter life.

A sedentary lifestyle can affect your physical strength, heart health and breathing ability.

Luckily, you can make huge improvements to your health with just a short amount of time. Ten weeks to be exact. Studies show that ten weeks of weight-bearing exercise can double your strength and boost your walking speed.

And, the more you move your body and build your muscle mass, the longer you may live. Increase muscle tone is linked to lower body fat, lower blood sugar levels and healthier cholesterol scores.

Still not convinced? Participating in weight-bearing exercise and regular physical activity can help prevent constipation, stroke, sleep disorders, memory lapses, and depression.

Need some help getting started in the gym? A certified personal trainer can develop a personalized work-out plan to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

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