As we journey through life, especially after we reach 30, our muscles start to tell a different story – one that includes losing strength and balance. This change, often leading to decreased agility and a higher risk of injuries, is where OsteoStrong® steps in – not just as another workout, but as a revolutionary approach to maintaining muscle strength, agility, vitality, and overall health.
Understanding Sarcopenia and Dynapenia
Sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle mass, and dynapenia, the decline in muscle strength, begin subtly around age 30. These conditions, often exacerbated by less physical activity, hormonal changes, and inadequate nutrition and protein intake, can significantly impair daily functioning, and increase the risk of falls and disability. The good news? This decline isn’t inevitable and can be reversed for many people.
Why OsteoStrong® Is Different
OsteoStrong® is not your typical gym workout. It’s a specialised program that applies higher forces through myofibril hypertrophy to stimulate muscle and bone strengthening, directly targeting type II fast-twitch muscle fibres. These fibres are essential for quick reflexes and agility, playing a crucial role in preventing falls and maintaining balance. By focusing on these often-neglected muscle fibres, OsteoStrong® sessions effectively enhance proprioception and balance – your body’s ability to sense its position, which is key to fall prevention. OsteoStrong sessions also stimulate the central nervous systems fight or flight response resulting in more muscle ATP (energy) and glucose storage (energy reserves) improving peak muscle output and stamina and the production of feel-good hormone and lower stress hormones (cortisol).
OsteoStrong® Fight or Flight Sympathetic Nervous System Response Benefits
In an OsteoStrong session, when you push yourself, your body reacts like it’s in a fight-or-flight situation. This is a primitive brain response, like being chased by a dinosaur. The reaction is caused by your sympathetic nervous system and releases certain hormones that are good for your muscles and bones, like adrenaline, helping you perform better. After you finish the session and do well, your brain feels happy and releases dopamine, a hormone that makes you feel good. This not only helps your body get stronger but also makes you feel satisfied and happy. This not only helps strengthen your body but also reduces stress and inflammation, making you feel good overall. This positive feeling encourages you to continue attending sessions weekly, supporting your journey to better muscle health.
The Metabolic Health Bonus
Regular participation in OsteoStrong® sessions does more than just build stronger muscles; it also contributes to better metabolic health. OsteoStrong® has been shown to regulate blood glucose levels and improve insulin sensitivity, thus helping prevent metabolic diseases like type 2 diabetes.
Empowering Independence and Quality of Life
Strong muscles are about the unimportant things – like carrying groceries, climbing stairs, or playing with grandchildren – that add up to a big impact on our independence and quality of life. With OsteoStrong®, you’re not just exercising; you’re actively preventing falls, a major risk for older adults. Remember Barry McKenzie, who created Dame Edna? He broke his hip in a fall while simply reaching for a book, and tragically passed away months later due to health complications. Such unfortunate and typical incidents underline the importance of maintaining muscle strength for safety and independence.
Cost-Effective Health Investment
Investing in OsteoStrong® sessions is not just a commitment to your physical well-being; it’s also a smart financial decision. By reducing the risk of falls, fractures, and chronic diseases, you’re likely to save significantly on healthcare costs in the long run.
Why OsteoStrong® Over Conventional Exercises
While activities like Pilates, cycling, and swimming are excellent for overall fitness, they don’t significantly impact the type II fast-twitch muscles crucial for quick, powerful movements necessary to prevent falls. OsteoStrong®, by focusing on these specific muscles, stands out as a superior choice for maintaining strength, reflexes, and balance.
Embracing a Future of Strength and Stability
Incorporating OsteoStrong® into your lifestyle is about empowering your future self with the strength, stability, and independence needed to enjoy life fully. As you step into your golden years, let OsteoStrong® be your partner in fostering a life of vitality and joy.