This is a great article that might inspire some of the men in your life to get to the gym and find the weights, better yet, come join the fun in a Fit for Life class!

A new study, which was published in the January issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, an international group of scientists interested in muscle health and sarcopenia decided to track people’s muscles and heart health as they moved through middle age.

The big news  is for men, having relatively large amounts of muscle early in middle age reduces the risk of heart disease in later life by 81 percent.

But the overall message of recent research, is that “muscle-mass preservation, through physical exercise and an active lifestyle,” is probably key to protecting middle-aged hearts, especially for men, and provides another compelling reason to visit the gym or fit in a push-up or 10 today.

For the full article in the New York Times click here.

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