Why? Because even if your favorite exercise is holding down the recliner, one thing leads to another: Less protein means less muscle mass, means lower metabolic rate, means more fat, means lower energy level, means less physical activity… and the cycle continues downhill, ultimately leading to poor health outcomes.
We all need lean meat or plant protein to provide a quality resource for our bodies to build up quality muscle. No surprise, the RDA is way too low: 0.8 Gm per kg, or roughly 45-75 Gm protein/ day. That’s about half of what we actually need– women and elderly especially need to take note, since these 2 groups traditionally eat less protein than they should.
How? Eat 3 moderate meals and 2 to 3 snacks/ day, AND include protein with each snack/ meal. If you’re trying to lose weight on celery sticks and carrots, you’re in for an uphill battle… simply add some turkey or boiled eggs to your vegi break, and watch your results improve! Include undenatured whey protein shakes**– this is the best protein source not only for improved absorption and usage within the body, but also because it provides large amounts of protein in a smaller volume, and is easily consumed.
What else? Exercise… yep, no getting around the fact that light to moderate exercise every day is the secret to longer, higher quality life. Fortunately, having better muscle tone and energy will pick up your mood and desire to get up and move more!
Just being real… the more time you spend here:
the more you’ll be training to live here:
**Undenatured whey sources are becoming a little easier to find in stores, but for uncompromised quality, amount of protein and price, this is my go-to: (Click image or HERE to go to my website)
Your health is your wealth, make protein a central focus in your meal planning!
A new study finds that farms could significantly reduce their use of pesticides without any adverse effects on production or profits.
And who is worried that decreasing the use of pesticides will hurt their profits? Big chemical companies (Dow), of course! They’re not as concerned about the environmental pollution to the soil, or the food, or the farmers who work so closely with all the pesticides.
Anyone bothered by the fact that Europe has much stricter standards regarding pesticide use than the US? In fact, we’re the #2 top pesticide consuming country in the world. It does affect our health, and the health of our children. What’s more, the EPA just took a step backwards regarding Chlorpyrifos.
We need to pay close attention to what’s going on, and not blindly trust our regulatory administrations to keep us safe.
A new study by the University of Connecticut finds that practicing yoga may improve protein utilization among older women, and lead to the maintenance of muscle at a time in life when muscle loss is common. The … Read more
More than weight control, the benefits of routine exercise like dancing are numerous, including brain function:
• Sentiments of a Sleepy University Student •
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