EP 183 – Building Muscle for Longevity

Welcome to a new episode where we dive into the vital world of muscle strength, which transcends the typical domains of athletes and fitness enthusiasts. As we age, maintaining muscle mass becomes crucial for our longevity and overall health. Strong muscles are not only about mobility but also act as a fortress against metabolic diseases and possibly reduce dementia risks.

In previous discussions, we emphasized the synergy between movement and diet, underlining that no amount of exercise can compensate for a poor diet. But what does the ideal diet look like for muscle building, regardless of your chosen exercise regime?

Our focus today is on the multifaceted journey of muscle development. We’ll explore the roles of exercise, nutrition, and the often overlooked yet critical aspect of quality sleep in muscle health. Remember, neglecting sleep or a balanced diet won’t lead you to healthy muscle growth.

Protein intake is a common topic in muscle building, but how much and what types of protein are best? What’s the role of lactic acid in your workout, and how does it affect your muscles? We’ll debunk some common myths and delve into these questions.

I’m excited to introduce a special guest in this episode – Logan, a kinesiology student and former exercise skeptic turned enthusiast. We’ll hear about her journey and insights into muscle-building for longevity.

We’ll cover:

  • The impact of various types of muscle fibers and exercises.
  • The process of muscle growth through microtears and repair.
  • The truth about lactic acid and muscle soreness.
  • Strategies for optimal muscle development and injury prevention.
  • The importance of sleep in muscle repair and growth.
  • Gender-specific considerations in muscle health, especially for women in preventing osteoporosis.
  • The significance of hydration, diet, and specific nutrients like leucine and vitamin D for muscle strength.

Join us in understanding what goes on under our skin and how we can optimize our muscle health for a longer, healthier life.

Tune in to “EAT THIS with Lianne” for a deep dive into the world of muscles, exercise, and longevity.

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