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Do you know what one of the biggest contributors to aging faster and dying earlier are beyond diet, fitness, health, longevity and everything else? It may surprise you but one of the biggest contributors to aging faster and dying earlier is having a weak lower body, specifically legs. Your legs and lower body are very important because your body needs to be able to eat, then move in order to be healthy. Your body begins to age faster and become weaker when you are more sedentary. This is why moving and exercising is so important for your health. In order to continue to build strength and resilience your lower body strength is a huge factor.

Our bodies lose muscle mass, which are protein reserves for repairing the rest of our bodies, every single year. If we are not getting adequate amounts of protein that can be assimilated and used the muscles will continuously become weaker and more frail over time. When this happens, your body loses muscle, which means you become weaker and are more likely to have a serious fall and become injured.

The longer this happens, the weaker you become and the more likely you are to fall and injure yourself. Many elderly people fall and injure themselves and have a hard time walking ever again and this one fall alone (caused by a weak lower body) literally shaves years off their life. Or they fall, become weak and recover somewhat but don’t fully recover and then they injure themselves again with another fall which causes them to live in an elderly home earlier which leads to an even more sedentary lifestyle and premature death.

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