So what can we do about it?
Be smart with your planned exercise: be sure to incorporate resistance exercise and strength training in your exercise program to keep the muscles active! Because as the saying goes ‘use it or lose it!’
If you’re in your 20 or 30s, aim to increase your lean muscle mass and create those valuable neurological connectivity, through a varied exercise program (meaning if all you do is running, then incorporate some deliberate strength training as part of your program). A greater reserve means you can stave off the decline for as long as possible as you get older. It also means you get to establish life-long healthy habits from an early age, before life’s commitments like starting a family and mortgage payments start to get in the way of developing a healthy habit.
For more information, check out our blog post ‘What’s the Best Exercise for My Age?‘