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New Study Proves Yoga + Protein Preserves Muscle Mass As We Age. #NAMASTE

Another reason to do yoga. A new study coming out of the University of Connecticut says that practicing yoga increases protein utilization which leads to the maintenance of muscle as we age, especially in senior women when muscle loss is common.

According to UCONN Today, “Protein utilization is a key factor in maintaining muscle at any age, but particularly important when it comes to preventing debilitating age-related muscle loss, or sarcopenia, according to [the study’s] author Nancy Rodriguez, a nutritional physiologist.”

Higher protein intake, combined with routine yoga practice, should contribute to maintenance of muscle by offsetting muscle losses and enhancing the body’s ability to build muscle at the same time.— Nancy Rodriguez

The study is named NAMASTE (Novel Approaches to Maintaining Muscle and Strength). Perfect.

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