Nutritional needs change as we age. As our years advance, muscle loss and anabolic resistance occur. Maintaining muscle is associated with a multitude of health benefits including better cognitive function, bone health and blood sugar control yet most adults 50 and older have no idea what nutritional patterns they can employ to maintain muscle as well as which specific nutrients and foods to include in their diets to support health and well-being as they age. Learn how you can advise patients/clients to maintain muscle with age by followings some very straightforward and actionable nutrition strategies as well as how to prioritize specific fitness activities to enhance muscle maintenance or gain. It is possible to live leaner, stronger, and longer by following protein timing and incorporating resistance training as we age.
- Dispel the myth of altered metabolism and weight gain with age
- Define anabolic resistance as it relates to the aging body
- Recognize the role muscle maintenance can play in health outcomes
- Identify dietary strategies to help maintain muscle with aging, specifically the amount and timing of protein intake