By Steve Messman, YMCA Personal Trainer
Hello YMCA members. My name is Steve Messman. I am a South Sound YMCA personal trainer with specialties in both Senior Fitness and Functional Movement.
Did you know… if you are not building muscle, you are losing muscle? An evil named Sarcopenia attacks us all near age 40. Sarcopenia results in the loss of about a half pound of muscle every year. Your body weight doesn’t actually decrease a half pound a year. It stays the same, or even increases. That means you are losing a half pound of muscle every year and gaining a half pound or more of fat. You can change that with a change in daily habits, a good diet, and a good exercise routine. This adage is true… use it or lose it.
This video describes one way to incorporate squats into our daily lives and it’s made especially for aging seniors.
Ready for that change? Contact a personal trainer or nutritionist at your local YMCA.