Combine exercise and nutrition to get the best results.Which often many health clubs fail to do! Many people say that, as they age, they eat and exercise the same amount but still gain weight. One of the main causes of this is loss of muscle mass. Genetically, women have less muscle than men, and as a woman ages, the preservation of lean muscle becomes vital. By the time you've hit 30, muscular strength begins to head south. But the majority of the decrease occurs after age 50, when it falls at the rate of 15 percent per decade. Bone mineral density also decreases with age; in women the rate accelerates after menopause. Hit a weight plateau? To help preserve muscle mass, step up your strength training and aim for at least 20 grams of protein at very meal. A protein shake after training accelerates lean muscle growth, which in turn revs your metabolism and burns more fat.
To stay motivated track your progress using body composition testing. And use the new Level 10 Body Transformation Challenge, powered by Herbalife. The Level Challenge encourages participants to reach their ultimate goal and be the best they can be whether it be weight loss, body fat loss or even gaining muscle. Prizes are for % Weight Loss, % Body Fat Percentage and % Lean Muscle Gain for both men and women, so thats six categories in total.