Healthy Ageing and Muscles

Muscles are like the scaffolding for our bodies – keeping our foundations, or skeleton, protected from all sorts of things. Losing muscle, however, is a natural part of ageing. In fact, as we age, we lose about 3-5% of muscle mass every 10 years. BUT that doesn’t mean there’s nothing we can do about it! Healthy ageing is all about keeping ourselves in tip top condition as the number of candles on our birthday cake goes up. Try adopting some these to keep your muscles healthy: Exercise You know the saying – use it or lose it! Resistance exercise is excellent for muscle health. By providing resistance to your muscles (pushing and pulling opposite muscle groups equally), muscle tissue is stimul

Antioxidants VS Free Radicals - the Good VS the Bad

‘Antioxidants’ and ‘free radicals’ – they’re terms that are thrown around in the media a lot these days, but what do they actually mean? Think of antioxidants as the good guys and free radicals as the baddies. Antioxidants protect our cells against the damage that free radicals cause, which can lead to various health conditions and diseases. So how do you increase your intake of antioxidants? Sources of Antioxidants Researchers haven’t been able to define just how many antioxidants exist, but there are lots. One class of antioxidants – flavonoids, have over 4000 types alone! Here are some common antioxidants that we know about, and foods that they’re commonly found in: Vitamin C – oranges,

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