Life begins at 40! It’s up to you.
Life begins at 40, or so the saying goes. However, the body’s metabolism (all its chemical processes) naturally slows down as we get older, so the Big Four-Oh birthday is a milestone of sorts.
Being less active and losing muscle mass have the most significant effect on slowing down the metabolism, so the fight back includes:
Maintaining muscle mass.
An average adult can lose 3-8% of muscle during each decade after 30 and at 80 has 30% less muscle than at 20! Weight or resistance training builds muscle strength and tone and can raise metabolic rate.
People tend to become less active as they get older, which again slows metabolism. Walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week can offset this.
Adopting an eating plan for energy and muscle building.
Getting 25% of daily calories from protein boosts metabolism. Both animal and plant sources of protein support muscle retention, metabolism and bones. Eat every four hours, starting with breakfast, to keep blood sugar and energy release in the happy band.
A high protein supplement like Lifegain® can help
Lifegain® (click through to www.lifegain.co.za) costs just over R12 a serving a day. High in protein (15 grams) from the triple blend of soymilk protein, milk and whey protein isolates, it is also high in energy. And it has 24 vitamins and minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and newly added Glutamine to support immune and digestive health.
There’s not a lot out there at that price, with that level of nourishment, for mental and physical energy and muscle and bone retention. Add two level scoops of powder to 200 ml of milk, water, juice or smoothies from selected pharmacies and retail outlets.
Here’s what you can win
We’re giving away three hampers of Lifegain® products valued at R1000 and a R500 Takealot voucher!
Terms and conditions
This competition runs from 01 May 2020 – 25 May 2020. To enter, fill in the form below. The prize includes delivery via courier within South Africa. The prize is not transferable and may not be converted to cash. All competition winners’ names will be updated monthly on the Your Family website. There will be 3 winners.
You can read the general terms and conditions here.