Updated: Dec 30, 2022
Welcome to the age of knowing. Research on muscle mortality has helped us realize that in 2023 we can extend our time with loved ones by increasing the strength of our muscles. Want to predict how long you'll live? Look to your muscles. Your strength may be a key to a longer and more healthful life.
Science shows doctors and fitness experts that muscle mass is even more essential to a healthy lifespan than previously thought. Please do not get the wrong idea. I am not saying that we all have to become bodybuilders or even bulk up. However, according to a review published in the National Library Of Medicine NIH, muscle-strengthening exercises not only improve health and physical aesthetics but also reduces your mortality risk by up to 17 percent.
Over the years, I have put on a lot of body mass, some good and some bad, if you know what I mean. Sometimes that extra slice of pizza has my number. When I was younger, it was easier to get those pounds off. I have noticed that my workout has also changed as I have aged. The purpose and the approach needed an overhaul.
Being a martial arts instructor, also someone still in competition for Jiu-Jitsu. The discovery of the need for change came while preparing for a tournament and wanting to stay in a specific weight class. To make a long story short, I tried to cut weight, but instead, I put on muscle mass. So from that day on, I switched my strength program to focus on muscle endurance. The result was weight maintenance; I did not put on any more mass but was stronger longer.
I will share some of my training regimens in the future. I just wanted to share some exciting information about this research. I am glad that it is possible to gain more time with those around me that I love by doing things that I love as well.
Many of us will put forth new year resolutions in the coming days. Look at things for overall health and not just a beach body. Make your training a lifestyle, not just a short-lived experience it will pay off later.