Muscle is crucial for sports speed, power and … aging!?
As you know, we talk a lot about 'mastery of the basics'.
While today's topic is focused on our 40+ customers, it is just as valid for all athletes and coaches.
That's because, not only is muscle crucial for sports speed, power, quickness, metabolism and recovery, its absolutely crucial to:
Aging well and anti-aging (1,2)
Take another look at the image of the 'skeletal muscle cross section'. The image features three men ages 24 (left) vs 66 inactive (middle) vs 66 active (right).
There are three big take-aways here:
1. The amount of fat mass
2. The amount of muscle mass, and
3. Activity levels
What's the difference between the two 66-year-old's who have vastly different muscle mass levels?
Activity. The '66 active' man (on the right) with more muscle is more active. (1)
You see, large studies show that muscle loss literally leads to an early death! A strong, healthy muscle mass leads to improved health, independence and functionality. (1)
At the end of the day, isn't this really what everyone is after?
Of course it is.
But get this...
Studies show that people over the age of 60 with weak muscles are 50% more likely to die than people with stronger muscles.
What do you do with this, right now?
Start here: You Risk a 50% More-Likely Early Death Because of This?!, and then read: Are You in the Top 14%, Right Now?
We look forward to hearing about the new records you will break, your new levels of success and then of course how good you look and feel after you implement these awesome Mental Strength strategies!
To your success,
Your Team at Mental Strength
1. Live strong and prosper: the importance of skeletal muscle strength for healthy ageing: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4889643/
2. Exercise Promotes Healthy Aging of Skeletal Muscle: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5045036/