There’s a simple explanation to the changes you’re likely feeling in your body – and it comes down to science. By the time you’ve reached your 50s, you may have lost approximately 20% of your muscle mass if you’ve been semi-sedentary, versus 6% if you’ve been active. This translates into 20% fewer muscle cells working to keep you burning calories, give you energy, and prevent stiffness in your joints. This is why you may notice that you feel stiffer and a little achy, you gain weight more easily and have less energy. All these signs can be slowed and reversed by gently moving your 650 muscles and 360 joints.
Activating your muscle cells reprograms your cellular regeneration cycle by sending a message that they’re needed. “Use it or lose it” might be an age-old saying but it is one of the key secrets to preventing and reversing the signs of aging.
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This diagram explains why you might be feeling some signs of aging. Our muscle mass contains the cells that keep our energy up, help us to burn calories and many more important functions. The good news is, that If you do full body exercise you’ll maintain a significant amount of those important muscle cells!