According to the Mayo Clinic, strength training can help you preserve and enhance your muscle mass at any age. The experts at the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center assert that strength training offers many benefits:
● Manage weight. Muscles act as the “engine” to burn calories more efficiently. The more toned your muscles, the more calories you burn throughout the day.
● Reduce injuries. Muscle protects joints from injury and increases balance.
● Increase stamina. As you get stronger, you won’t fatigue as easily.
● Improve health. Strength training can reduce symptoms of arthritis, back pain, depression, diabetes and obesity. It can also improve attention in older adults.
To gain the most benefits from weight training, most fitness experts recommend a protein shake after each workout. For decades, fitness buffs have turned to protein powders to increase muscle mass and improve post-workout muscle recovery. Soy protein has gained more attention in recent years for its muscle-building properties.
Athletes are drawn to soy because it is a “complete” protein — meaning it contains all nine amino acids in sufficient quantities to meet the body’s needs. Soy also contains healthy isoflavones — antioxidants that combat cell damage.
Key to Muscle Recovery
Another key cell-protecting component of soy is lunasin — a naturally-occurring component. Strenuous exercise induces oxidative stress and inflammation. Over time, this oxidation can cause cell damage throughout the body. Lunasin works to protect cells by reducing the negative effects of oxidative stress and by regulating the body’s inflammatory response. The amazing lunasin component can offer long-term cell protection when consumed regularly over time.
A Competitive Performance Supplement
ReShape from Reliv is a deliciously satisfying creamy shake, both tasty and nutritious. With 12 grams of high quality non-GMO soy protein, it is full of all the essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants your body requires to be in shape.
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