Dr. Oz: Anti-Aging Plan
Dr. Oz shared his Anti-Aging Plan on his show. He promised his secret could add more quality years to not only our lives, but our family’s lives.
Dr. Oz: Lean Muscle for Anti-Aging
Dr. Oz said the more lean muscle we have, the easier it is to prevent disease, lose weight, and the better we feel as we age. The more fat surrounding muscle, the more we’re susceptible to age-related illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, and reduced strength and vitality.
So Dr. Oz suggested we all work on our lean muscles. He showed the muscles of a 74-year-old sedentary person. He had a lot of fat surrounding his muscle. Then Dr. Oz showed a 70-year-old triathlete who had an incredible amount of muscle and hardly any fat.
Dr. Oz said research shows that a 19-year-old and a 65-year-old should have the same endurance when it comes to running long distance. So how do you get there? Dr. Oz had the plan.
Dr. Oz: Eat Lean Protein at Every Meal
Dr. Oz talked to the top experts to help him put together his anti-aging plan. He talked to Dr. Robin Miller, who suggested we eat lean protein at every meal. Every decade, we lose about 5 percent of our muscles. Lean proteins break down into amino acids, which we need to make muscle.
Egg whites are one of the most perfect foods for lean protein. You could also make a shake with whey protein or soy protein. There’s also beans and turkey burgers. Turkey burgers should be white meat and if you get it frozen, watch out for sodium. Finally, there’s almonds and lentils.
Dr. Oz: Walk 3 to 5 Times Per Week for 30 Minutes
Dr. Michael Roizen suggested we walk at least 3 to 5 times per week for 35 minutes or longer. He also advised we throw in a minute or two at high intensity. This kind of exercise can make our muscles feel younger.
Dr. Oz had Natasha and Angie from the audience. Natasha said she spends about six to eight hours sitting everyday. Dr. Oz said eight is the average in America. But he wants to push the number that we should sit down.
He said we need 35 to 45 minutes of brisk activity. The first 20 to 30 minutes of brisk activity burns away our blood sugar. The activity after that burns away our fat.
Dr. Oz: Fill Up on Vitamin D
It’s also really important to get plenty of vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with falls and muscle weakness as we age. You can get vitamin D from sunlight, supplements, fortified milk, salmon, sardines, tuna, eggs, and shitake mushrooms. You need at least 1,000 units.
Dr. Oz: Do Resistance Training Twice a Week
Chris Powell had a tip, too. He suggested resistance training twice a week. Resistance training helps stimulate our body to build lean muscle. Lean muscle is the metabolic engine of our bodies.
Fitness expert Holly Rilinger said we could do a number of exercises including push-ups, squats, lunges, and dips. Holly said if people are coming from no exercise at all, they should start small. Try twice a week and move up from there.