Last month, we celebrated one year since the launch of Prime Time, the newest Isagenix movement. The Prime Time movement allows those involved to foster connections with other members, share their weight-loss journeys, enquire about tips for business building, find support and discuss how they use the products to assist in healthy ageing.
We all know that middle age brings many physical and physiological changes that can lead to weight gain and muscle loss, particularly for women so if you’re finding it more difficult to maintain your figure as you get older, you’re not alone.
Change is inevitable but there are a few ways you can fight age-related challenges to live a healthy and active life in your prime.
Pace Your Protein Intake
As you age, the amount of protein you need increases. What your body used to be able to accomplish with 10-20 grams of protein now requires upwards of 30 grams to achieve the same results.
Up the Intensity of Your Workouts
When most people think of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) they may picture impressive feats of athleticism such as sprinting up stairs or moving around large amounts of weights that can seem intimidating and unsafe to many older adults.
However, HIIT can be any workout that involves intense bursts of maximum effort followed by short periods of recovery. As with any exercise routine, it’s best to get clearance from a GP before hitting the gym.
Research suggests that upping the intensity of your workout five times a week is associated with longer telomere length, slowing the rate of ageing at a cellular level as well as working to build muscle and reduce fat. Opting for a HIIT session can help you get out of your workout rut and see improved results in less time.
Strive for Muscle Gains
Incorporate strength training into your regimen. A gradual loss of muscle is associated with ageing even without any change in activity or diet. The loss of hard-earned muscle is never desirable and can make weight loss that much harder.
Building muscle and losing body fat often go hand in hand. Resistance training can help you build and maintain your muscle.
Make Sleep a Priority
No matter how old you are, getting a good night’s sleep should be a priority. Be sure to practice proper eating habits, including regularly consuming quality protein at breakfast such as an IsaLean™ Shake. In addition, be sure you are getting enough sleep and taking quality daily supplements such as the Complete Essentials™ with IsaGenesis™.
Don’t Forget Fibre
Almost everyone can benefit from increasing their daily fibre intake but meeting the recommended daily intake of dietary fibre, 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men, is especially important for older adults.
With our understanding of health and nutrition continuously growing, we are living longer than ever! Ensure your golden years are your healthiest and happiest yet by following some of the handy hints shared here and don’t forget, if you haven’t already joined the Prime Time movement, why not get involved? Visit NowIsPrimeTime.com for more information.