🧬 Aging depends in part, on metabolism. Metabolism depends on efficient cell operation, specifically in the mitochondria. Thus, key to longevity and healthy aging is optimizing your mitochondria.
🤔 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘤 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘨𝘦?
💪🏼 The higher fat free mass you maintain as you age, the higher you keep your energy expenditure and the higher you keep your nett metabolic rate, i.e. the better you’re able to keep your metabolism from slowing down.
🏋🏻 𝘔𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘶𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘴..
🎯 Muscles help maintain optimal blood sugar levels. There is a natural loss of muscle mass and strength as we age. This lowers metabolic health by lowering mitochondrial efficiency.
😢 Inefficient mitochondria lead to chronic systemic inflammation — which is correlated to all-cause mortality and linked to many chronic diseases like cardiovascular issues, strokes, hypertension, cancer, insulin resistance and t2 diabetes.
😳 Poorly functioning mitochondria are found in most chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, dementia, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia. It will manifest as fatigue, brain fog, muscle pain, intolerance to exercise, and rapid aging.
🏃🏻♀️ Consistent moderate level exercise is what will keep your mitochondria accountable and aging in check. Learning to train and feed your mitochondria well, using clean burning fuels, avoiding refined sugar and excess starch, increasing good fats, and ensuring optimal levels of key nutrients can increase metabolic efficiency.