As humans age, muscle wasting is inevitable. The lack of activity, a decline in testosterone, and old age cause muscles to lose mass and density. Although this is something that can’t be prevented, it can be slowed down through weight bearing exercises and a good nutrition plan.
Weight bearing exercises put stress on the bones and joints and for this reason going real heavy is not recommended. A moderate amount of weight is considered healthy and will strengthen muscles and increase bone density. This will also help our senior patients to be more functional around their homes or nursing homes. Our Doctors at Concierge Physician Health highly recommend and teach the importance of weight training to our elderly patients. Each patient is handed a set of dumbbells that they are to use everyday during their exercise time.
Nutrition is also very important because our elderly patients don’t eat as often so they are missing key minerals and nutrients from their diet. For this reason we always have them take nutritional supplements. To gain muscle mass and strength we recommend they stack supplements to get the most benefit. The recommended muscle stack is Crazy Bulk Cutting Stack. They’ll lose body fat and get more lean muscle, increase strength, and look their best. This nutritional supplement is also all natural so it won’t interfere with any medications are patients are on.
Another form of exercise recommended is aqua therapy. Yes, our doctors understand it is not weight bearing, however, this helps patients that have joint problems. For example, senior patients will chronic ankle, foot, knee, and hip injuries will have difficulty with weight bearing activities and for this reason, the pool is more beneficial. In the water, the weight of the body on the joints is reduced but the water can still create resistance, thus, they can still benefit from water resistance training.