Since the discovery of vitamin D receptors in skeletal muscle, scientists have sought to answer a fundamental question: In what ways does the sunshine vitamin affect athletic performance?
One of the challenges of people reaching their golden years is being able to meet their nutrition requirements, particularly as it comes to protein and vitamin D necessary for supporting muscle and bone health.
Approximately 40 percent of the entire United States population does not attain enough vitamin D optimal for health. In fact, a new study published by BMC Public Health journal suggests that those with indoor occupations are more likely to have low vitamin D levels.
Did you know? Weight loss is easier during the summer. Eating right, drinking more water, and getting an adequate amount of exercise each week are all easier when the days are longer.
It’s that time of year again when temperatures have dropped to their lowest, and it is likely your vitamin D levels have, too. When the sun’s rays enter the Earth’s atmosphere at too much of an angle as happens during the winter season, UVB rays are blocked off, and your skin can’t produce vitamin D without them.
Did you know that age related muscle loss, also known as sarcopenia, begins as early as your 30th birthday? Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Communication Specialist Lindsay Gnant M.Sc., RDN. explains how sarcopenia isn’t something that happens overnight, but gradually over time. “But the good news is that no matter your age you can take steps right now to improve your muscle health,” says Lindsay. Listen in as Lindsay shares how to fight back against muscle loss and lays out how you can utilize Isagenix products to help protect and build your lean muscle.
Your heart does more physical work than any other muscle in your body—you can’t live without it. But because it’s not visible to the naked eye, it’s often a muscle that is forgotten or neglected. How often do you think about what you can do to keep your heart strong and healthy?
Beginning around age 30, we begin to lose muscle and gain body fat every year. Specifically, age-related muscle loss occurs at an average rate of three to five percent per decade between the ages of 30 and 60 and accelerates significantly after age 60. This is a serious concern since abnormally low muscle mass, know as sarcopenia, is linked to loss of strength and mobility, culminating in unhealthy aging and frailty.
Most of us find it pretty easy to forgo our outdoor workouts (or exercise altogether) during the colder, darker winter months. Getting to the gym becomes that much harder when you throw in snow, wind, gloomy days, and low temperatures.
One of the hard facts of aging is that with every decade of life starting around age 30, muscle mass begins to decrease. If not remedied with good nutrition and regular exercise, this loss of both muscle mass and muscle function may eventually lead to frailty. However, a new study has revealed that vitamin D3 can assist aging women in fighting to retain muscle.