NUTRITION HOW’S #5: HOW MUCH PROTEIN AFTER EXERCISE? If you don’t exercise the right way and take the right amount of protein after exercise, the muscles slowly shrink as you age.

NUTRITION HOW’S #5: HOW MUCH PROTEIN AFTER EXERCISE? If you don’t exercise the right way and take the right amount of protein after exercise, the muscles slowly shrink as you age. The muscles actually digest themselves according to your usual posture. If you sit all the time, then your Glutes shrink and get flat, your leg muscles shorten and cause joint pains, and the small muscles in the lower back shrink and cause low back pain. After age 50, 25% to 50% of muscle can be lost leading to a decreased ability to carry out activities of daily living.Much of this can be prevented by exercising every day and having a Protein-Rich Shake with 20 grams of high quality protein within 30 minutes to one hour after exercise. Aerobic exercises like treadmill, elliptical, bicycle, and running increase blood flow to the muscles, but to build muscle you need to do resistance exercises with weights, resistance bands, machines, and Pilates that target specific muscles in the lower body including legs and Glutes, the Core muscles of abs and back, and the arms and chest. The largest muscles in the lower body are often ignored but are important for maintain posture and walking.Protein-Rich Shakes also have carbohydrate which increases insulin and drives amino acids from the bloodstream into the muscle cells. So you need both aerobic and resistance exercises. When it comes to muscle “USE THEM OR LOSE THEM!!! #drdavidheber #protein #muscles #exercise to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.hrrbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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