“You will always lose muscle mass when you attempt a fat-loss phase, but the leaner you get, the greater the risk of that muscle loss because you no longer have that caloric cushioning to support that.” —Holly Baxter
A recent narrative review hypothesizes a key role for myokine disruption caused by physical inactivity.
“We want weight loss, but we don’t want people to lose any lean mass. Especially if they’re adults.” —Don Layman
“Time, intensity, and specificity are going to be necessary components to give you the optionality to be able to be as physically active as possible when you’re in the final decade of your life.” —Peter Attia
Not enough can be said about the importance of grip strength as you age. It’s one of the strongest physical associations with longer life.
Accidental injury is among the leading causes of death in the developed world, and even when an injury itself is not directly responsible for ending one’s life, the associated debilitation can hasten the onset and progression of other health concerns.