It is a cruel fact that as nearly everyone ages his or her body dries up. This happens because of tissues wasting. Together with smaller muscles, they face with decreased strength and the danger of breaking or fracturing a bone when falling. Scientists are trying to approach at this observable fact and its causes and ways to avoid it.

The up-to-date point of view is the following - the cause of tissues shrinkage could be dual.

  1. Recent researches point out that when older adults' body destroys itself during the catabolism phase much faster than it creates muscle during the phase of anabolism.

  2. The control of muscle wasting, which naturally takes place with feeding, turns out to be retarded in older people.

The hormonal and biological processes that occur in youngsters related to stopping or slowing down tissue breakdown subsequent to eating are sluggish in older people. When older people eat, their bodies do not construct enough tissue with the albumin in food. In addition, the insulin fails to suppress the tissue breakdown that boosts overnight and between meals.

Scientists suppose these problems may arise from the reality that hormones and nutrients are not arriving at the muscles because of a reduced bloodstream. The bloodstream reduction is considered a consequence of aging and inactivity. Yet, they state that weight training may rehabilitate muscle bloodstream and assist in keeping muscles for older adults.

During the recent scientific experiment, researchers marked one amino acid in the bodies of both old and young runners. After that, they did the test to reveal how much albumin was really collapsed and used by the muscle prior to leaving the organism. Results demonstrated that the muscles of the youngsters were able to utilize the insulin to stop muscle destruction while the older adults were not.

The experiment also made evident interesting fact that the bloodstream in the body of the youngsters was better than in the older adults' body. This fact shows that probably the hormones and nutrients supply is also lower in the older adults."

After suggesting that weight training can decrease the inactivity and aging effects on bloodstream and consequently nutrients delivered to the muscles, older adults were tested. Subsequent to 20 weeks of weight lifting with three workout sessions per week, scientists discovered that weight training rehabilitated the bloodstream responses of the older candidates. They developed into equal to those in the youngsters.

Once more, it is to be reminded that there are numerous benefits related to a healthy standard of living. It is never too late to start put activities that lead to healthy living into practice.