Over 50’s Underneath line
The Importance of Keeping Muscles Over the Age of 50
Forget ‘50 is the new 40’. 50 is the new 30, if Will Smith, Kylie Minogue and LL Cool J are anything to go by! The label of ‘past-it at 50’ belongs in the bin. But if you want that bright-eyed, happy and energetic feeling to continue in your 50s and beyond, one terrific medicine is weight-bearing exercise.
Our bodies’ reality in our 50s and beyond is all about muscle mass. Muscle loss (sarcopenia) comes naturally with age unless we work against it, and it can be debilitating.
Whether it stops you cutting your own toenails or heightens the risk of falls and fractures, it is best avoided.
Having too little muscle often comes with having too much fat on our bodies: that’s the picture for perhaps 80% of both men and women in their 50s.
This increases the risk of obesity, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, lower back pain, high blood cholesterol and numerous types of cancer. So, muscle loss is NOT GOOD.
But we have the antidote, to avoid (and even reverse) age-related muscle loss:
Dean has been training me for four years now .
During that time he has helped me to keep in good shape (literally). Whilst all exercise is good for you, it is boxing that is my favourite. I feel as if every part of my body and all muscles get a thorough workout. I am 85 years of age and wouldn’t miss my weekly training session for the world. Training with Dean is hard work and good fun. The two don’t always go together but with Dean you get both.
Corren (Age over 70)
This is not a case of 3rd time lucky. No, this was my 5th attempt at finding a suitable, knowledgeable, simply able personal trainer! Well, 12 months on, I am at last able to confirm that Dean from the Fitness Club London is it! Yes, this guy definitely belongs in the Saville Row of Personal Trainers – he tailors his programme to suit each individual, rather than put-downs and criticisms. He understands all age groups and their needs, he deals neatly, delicately and creatively with aches, pains and even disability, sans fuss, in a very business like but curiously personal fashion. Handy with diet and nutritional advice, Dean from the Fitness Club is a seriously talented and caring human being. One year on, minus 22 kg, with a metabolic age 13 years below my (real?) age, and with a “pristine” (my Doctor!) set of blood test results, I’m on a mission – at mission control is Dean
Ronald H (Age over 55)