Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University have found that taking a mixed carbohydrate and protein supplement before and after a workout could boost muscle performance and slow muscle wastage in people over retirement age.
This will not come as a surprise to many of you fitness junkies out there. Pre and post workout nutrition has been recommended for enhancing performance and recuperation for years.
But the fact that this concept is being applied to our aging population is significant. With the leading edge of the Baby Boomer generation entering their senior years, maintaining health and fitness is about to become a major demographic concern.
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In my next post, I will provide a more detailed explanation of the science behind workout nutrition.