Let’s talk about muscle building, the physical benefits and anti-aging properties of having enough muscle mass. We don’t normally think of building muscle for anti-aging but there are many reasons we should. Increased muscle mass can help maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of obesity, which is a significant risk factor for many chronic diseases associated with aging, including heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer.
Muscle tissue is metabolically active and burns more calories at rest than fat tissue. Therefore, by building more muscle, the body's metabolic rate can be increased, leading to more efficient calorie burning and weight management. Muscle building can also help improve bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis, a condition where bones become weak and brittle, which is more common in older adults.
Regular resistance training, which is a common method of building muscle, has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and other age-related metabolic disorders.¹
Dr. Gabrielle Lyon ², a functional medicine practitioner and board-certified family medicine physician works to shift “the focus away from reactively quantifying and treating disease to proactively quantifying and optimizing your health by focusing on the biggest organ in your body: skeletal muscle.” She is famously known for her take, “we aren’t over fat; we are just under-muscled.” Because we have, “an unhealthy muscle problem which is leading to diseases and chronic aging.” ³
As we age, we tend to lose muscle mass, which can lead to a decrease in functional abilities and increased risk of falls and injuries. By building muscle through resistance training, we can maintain strength, balance, and mobility, which can help maintain independence and quality of life as we age. “Studies have shown that for both men and women, our strength and muscle mass steadily increase from birth to around 30-35 years old. After which, “muscle power and performance decline slowly and linearly at first, and then faster after age 65 for women and 70 for men” (Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging⁴). Weight training is essential to mitigate these effects as we age. When you “stimulate skeletal muscle,” stated Dr. Lyon, “[you] maintain mobility, mental clarity, hormonal balance, and improve mood.”³
TruSculpt Flex™, now known as truFlex™ is a non-invasive muscle sculpting treatment that uses electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to tone and strengthen muscles in targeted areas of the body. truFlex™ can be used to treat multiple areas of the body, including the arms, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. It is safe for most people and especially helpful for those who have had surgery or after childbirth and are unable to exercise as they would like.
truFlex™ targets muscles, stimulates muscles into twisting, lengthening, crunching and contracting to safely tone and develop the muscle, with clinically proven results showing 30% increase in muscle mass. Services like this were not available 10 years ago, this is not a tins unit. truFlex™ helps you keep your results, easily and painlessly. This is not simply cosmetic; this is a long-term anti-aging approach to a healthier body. The multi-directional bio-mechanical stimulation takes your muscle to levels that are difficult to reach on your own with free weights or weight machines.
In just one 15-minute session, truFlex™ delivers the equivalent of 54,000 crunches to strengthen and tone multiple muscle groups. This unique muscle stimulation technology features adjustable intensities to achieve the personalized look you desire.
Here are a few of the benefits of truFlex™:
Non-invasive: truFlex™ is a non-surgical procedure, which means there are no incisions, needles, or anesthesia required.
Effective: truFlex™ can tone and strengthen muscles in targeted areas of the body, leading to a more sculpted and toned appearance.
Customizable: truFlex™ has multiple treatment modes that can be customized to meet the specific needs of each patient.
Comfortable: Most patients find truFlex™ to be a comfortable treatment, with only mild muscle contractions felt during the procedure.
Minimal downtime: There is no downtime required after a truFlex™ treatment, so patients can return to their normal activities immediately.
In summary, muscle building can be considered anti-aging as it can help maintain a healthy weight, improve metabolic health, enhance bone density, and maintain strength and mobility, all of which are essential for healthy aging.
Sound too good to be true? RealSelf.com shows truFlex™ has an 89% satisfied client rate! Want to know if you are a good candidate for truFlex™? Initial Consultations are free with Linda, our Aesthetic Manager. She has been working with the truSculpt®, truFlex™ & truBody procedures for many years and has happy clients who have had remarkable results.
Take your fitness & weight loss levels to new heights, in as little as 15 minutes with truFlex™.
Aesthetic Manager at Neighborhood Wellness Clinic & Medical Spa