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Stretching can prevent a decline in metabolic rate It’s an inescapable fact – we’re all getting older. Although you can’t stop the march of the years, it is possible to slow down the effects of aging – enabling you to enjoy life more and for longer.  As you age three things happen: Loss of lean muscle mass Increased difficulty to lose weight Loss of bone strength Let’s take a look at why each of these changes take place – and how we can use diet and exercise to slow the aging process and delay its effects. Loss of muscle mass  Between the ages of 25 and 65, people lose about five pounds of lean muscle mass each decade, with this process accelerating after the age of 60. Our muscles lose their ability to respond to growth as we age. This can lead to insulin resistance – a contributing factor in obesity and…

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