When we consume foods with protein, the proteins are broken down into amino acids which form the building blocks of muscles. As we get older our muscle stores naturally decline so it is important that we eat and exercise in a way to attenuate the age related loses. It is possible to increase muscle mass at any age through adequate protein intake and resistance training exercises.
When is the last time you had your blood pressure checked? Over one quarter of Australian adults experience high blood pressure, with the likelihood increasing as you age.
It is important to regularly have your blood pressure checked, as regular high blood pressure (hypertension) can often be asymptomatic and go undiagnosed, despite the negative effects it is having on your body. Hypertension can be treated and controlled, however, if it is not, the heart is forced to work harder, putting it under a greater amount of stress and putting you at a higher risk of experiencing a heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease.
Whether it’s starting an exercise program or starting treatment for an injury a common question that often pops up is “how long before I get results?”
This is often a difficult question to answer. This article outlines some of the influences that will not only help you to be realistic with how long results will take, but can also guide you towards other positive changes you can make to support your journey.