Exercise has been proven to improve the quality of life in people disabled by diabetes, muscular dystrophy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Stout JR et al 2001; Rochester CL 2003). Regular exercise can improve blood glucose control, delay or prevent type 2 diabetes, offset age-associated increases in inflammatory cytokines, and reduce cardiovascular risk, diabetes-related mortality, and depression (Goldney RD et al 2004; Vitartaite A et al 2004; Babyak M et al 2000; Suh MR et al 2002; Church TS et al 2004; Short KR et al 2003; American Diabetes Association 2003; McFarlin BK et al 2004).
As humans age, our muscles atrophy and weaken (a condition termed sarcopenia), regardless of exercise regimen or lifestyle (Bross R et al 1999). The muscles become smaller and less elastic, and muscle injuries become more common (Bross R et al 1999; Baumgartner RN et al 1998). The ability to recover from injuries also decreases, as does tolerance for exercise.
Our senior years are a good time to exercise. Exercise by older people improves quality of life. Sarcopenia, even in severe cases, can be reversed through strength training (Aniansson A et al 1981; Frontera WR et al 1992). Exercise has also been shown to control body weight (very important in preventing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension) and strengthen bones. It is important for older people to engage in regular, low to moderate exercise rather than strenuous activity (Martini FH 1995).
There are many benefits to a program of regular exercise. In addition to enhanced self-esteem, exercise can promote weight loss and aid in the prevention of a number of diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. In addition, the following nutrients have been shown to enhance muscle function, promote quicker recovery after exercise, and increase strength:
- Carnitine—1000 to 2000 milligrams (mg) daily
- Carnosine—1500 to 3000 mg daily
- Branched-chain amino acids—containing at least 1200 mg L-leucine, 600 mg L-isoleucine, and 600 mg L-valine
- Glutamine—500 to 1000 mg daily
- Whey protein—consider taking 20 to 80 grams (g) whey protein daily. It is most important to consume whey protein before and immediately after your exercise session to make sure adequate protein is available to depleted muscles.
- Polyenylphosphatidylcholine (PPC)—900 to 1800 mg
In addition, bioidentical hormone therapy may be considered to balance levels of important sex hormones, including testosterone.
You CAN live healthier longer. It’s largely up to you. Just pay attention to what you eat … how you exercise … what your blood tests show … how you nurture and nourish your body. Get a cardiac workup before you work out. Exercise control over your weight. Supplement with nutrients that help maintain heart health, bone strength, muscle mass, healthy glucose levels.
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