Women often start losing muscle as they near their 40s or nearing menopause, what would be your tip for them to maintain their fit physique?
Honestly at 44 I’m as strong as I’ve ever been. We lose muscle at any age from poor diet and sedentary lifestyle. In my new book, The 6 Keys, I outline the 6 body processes responsible for how we age and how to make them work for us instead of against us. That said, the obvious applies. Lift weight. Get 7-8 hours of sleep. Make sure to eat clean and get enough protein – 30% of your calorie allowance is good.
With 8 successful books to your name, you are all set to release another one, this December. Share with us 5 reasons why the audience should look forward to reading this one?
For then first time in human history, thanks to advancements in medical science, we have made incredible discoveries that help us understand not only why and how we age but how to slow and even reverse aging and avoid age-related illness.
Drawing on interviews with top geroscientists and doctors, and on cutting-edge research, The 6 Keys presents an ageless health, fitness, and beauty plan that outstrips all others when it comes to scope and effectiveness. It addresses all six of what scientists and doctors have identified as the major age inciters—metabolism, damaged macromolecules, epigenetics, inflammation, stress adaptation, and telomeres—and gets them working for you instead of against you.
The 6 Keys outlines powerful lifestyle interventions, dietary guidelines, exercise plans, and vanguard strategies for cultivating mindfulness that restore and protect human performance, dramatically slow and in some cases even reverse aging, keeping you fit, healthy, and beautiful for a long and vital life.
While researching for your latest book, The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health and Beauty, you talked about intermittent fasting and said “I was always like, ‘It doesn’t matter when you eat or when you don’t eat, all that matters is how much you eat,’ because I was looking at it from the weight-loss perspective. And it’s true from that lens; however, when it comes to anti-aging, it does matter.” How has your perspective changed about this popular weight loss topic, when it comes to aging?
All the current research shows that a daily fasting period is ideal because it literally allows your body time for housekeeping. Your body spends less energy on digesting food. There are less free radicals from the oxidization of food. And it essentially tells your nutrient sensing pathways to digest what’s called senescent cells or what I refer to as zombie cells that are essentially “dead” and waiting for the body to break them down. When too many of these senescent cells build up you’ve got the potential for health problems like cancer etc.