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Pumping Up with Protein

Pumping Up with Protein

The journey of getting older doesn't have to mean getting weaker, too.

But go just one week without enough protein and your muscles could be on the path to punyville.

Protein Power
We all know that exercise is the best way to keep muscles in tip-top shape and fight the natural decline in strength that comes with aging.

But what you eat matters, too. That's what a study of older men and women revealed. Those who went for a week without adequate protein started to show early signs of muscle deterioration.

In a world of high-protein diets and meat-laden buffets, getting enough protein may not seem like problem No. 1 for most people. But research shows that elderly people often fail to do just that.

What's Your Number?
Which protein-rich snack could help lower blood pressure? Read this tip to find out.

You don't want to go overboard on protein, because too much could stress your kidneys. How much protein do you need? Use this calculation for a breakdown based on your weight, age, and activity level. 

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