We lose three to five percent of our muscle mass every decade after the age of thirty if we don’t move! This speeds up to three percent per year between the ages of fifty and sixty! If this is allowed to continue muscles find it hard to regenerate after injury. Strength training increases the production of different types of muscle fibres which can then help rejuvenate damaged muscle tissue. Certain types of yoga can help you with strength training as they use gravity and the weight of the body to achieve poses. In addition, yoga benefits you by increasing your range of motion and helps you to relax.
You don’t need to spend too much time, just ten to fifteen minutes each morning. As George Bernard Shaw once said, “we don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing”.