Exercise + Right Nutrients= Maintain Strength as You Age
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Shelley and Walt polka dancing at Brimley, Michigan. We are learning to “Maintain Strength as You Age”
As many of you know, Walt has just retired. He has taken on the role of household activities director and is planning a variety of activities for us including Senior Activity Day at a local park. Also, last week, he planned a fun trip for us with his parents to Brimley, Michigan where we took in several days of casino fun and polka dancing.
Have you ever tried the polka? It’s a hard cardio workout for sure but also strength building because you are moving, swinging, and hopping the entire dance. In our case, it also involves a great deal of laughing while we are building our polka skills. Walt’s mom and dad, at 79 and 81 put us to shame and are the envy of the dance floor.
Photo 1: This ISN’T exercise! Photo 2: This IS strength maintaining exercise
Many of you already know I have been working with Ensure Enlive for 3 months now to develop a habit of staying healthy and keeping my strength as I age. I realized that years of sitting on the couch as a blogger wasn’t healthy. Getting moving and getting strong, coupled with the nutrition of Ensure Enlive is a great approach to help me maintain strength as I age.
You can lose muscle as you age
According to studies, we CAN lose up to 8% muscle loss each decade after age 40, and that process can accelerate when we become ill. I was noticing that I couldn’t always do the things that I used to because I lacked the strength and energy. Many people can feel weaker and less like themselves as they age. I decided that I want to stay independent and to keep doing the things I love.
Ensure Enlive is a specialized nutrition drink that can be used to help rebuild muscles as you age, especially after the age of 40 or when recovering from an illness. Have you tried Ensure Enlive?
Develop a habit of staying healthy and keeping your strength as you age
Walt and I are trying to walk a mile 4 times a week since he has retired! He is running 3 miles a day and lifting weights. I am getting off the couch and trying to be more active by incorporating muscle mass building activities.
Empty Ensure Enlive bottles are filling our recycling bin as we get the key nutrients to maintain strength as we age.
Why add Ensure Enlive to maintain strength as you age?
There are many reason for adding Ensure Enlive to your nutrition plan as you age. Visit the Ensure Enlive website for complete product information.
- Ensure Enlive, a new nutrition drink that was designed based on science, helps adults 50+ get the key nutrients to maintain strength
- Each convenient bottle of Ensure Enlive contains a high amount of protein (20 grams) and the unique ingredient HMB. Drinking Ensure Enlive when combined with a healthy diet, allows you to stay strong and healthy as you age
- Ensure Enlive helps rebuild muscles as you age, even if you are recovering from an illness or injury.
- Ensure Enlive is there to help you fill in nutrition gaps – like when times get rough in life and you can’t always eat properly.
- 1 8-fl-oz bottle Chocolate Ensure® Enlive®*
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp mint extract
- Combine Ensure Enlive and flavorings in a glass, mix well, and serve with a mint leaf garnish, if desired.
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