If you’re in your 40’s, 50’s or 60’s you may have noticed it takes a little more effort to maintain your health. This is also the age range where I hear more complaints of nagging aches and pains that just seem to come out of nowhere and then hang around for months or years.
Why is that?
One of the biggest reasons is a loss of muscle mass and strength. As you approach your 40’s, you start to lose muscle mass faster than your body rebuilds it due to changes in hormonal levels, changes in activity and other health factors.
A loss of muscle mass equates to decreased strength, which translates to being less and less active over time.
Being less active also means fewer calories are being burned and your muscles are not being challenged enough to maintain the muscle you have left.
All this leads to negative changes in your BODY COMPOSITION and your health as muscle mass continues to decrease and body fat increases.
There’s a good chance you are experiencing these negative changes in your body composition if you have noticed:
The good news is you don’t have to “just accept it” as a “normal part of aging”.
There is something you can do about it…
You can improve BODY COMPOSITION to improve your overall health – with a nutrition and exercise program designed to help you increase your muscle mass and decrease your body fat.
Go Beyond The Bathroom Scale and Get Your Body Composition Tested
Before you start on your journey to improving your body composition and your health it’s important to know where you’re starting from so you can create the best plan to help you reach your goals.
Body Composition Testing with the right equipment is a fast and easy method of getting an accurate breakdown of your body fat, lean muscle and body water…without enduring uncomfortable, invasive for expensive testing procedures.
Your bathroom scale can be helpful to monitor weight loss if that’s your goal, but people who just focus on losing weight often end up losing lean muscle along the way. Not good if you want to improve your health long-term!
If you are interested in improving your body composition…Body Composition Testing will be an important part of your plan.
It just takes a few minutes to get your personalized test results and gain a more complete understanding of your health by seeing how much muscle, fat and water you have instead of just relying on a number on the bathroom scale.
Your test results also give us other important information, including your total lean body mass (this is different from muscle mass) and your basal metabolic rate.
This helps take the guesswork out of creating an effective nutrition and fitness plan to help you reach your goals faster.
Body Composition Testing regularly throughout your journey is also a great way to track your progress over time and make sure you are maintaining your lean muscle long-term. Seeing changes in your body fat and lean muscle lets you know if you’re on the right track or if some adjustments are needed to your nutrition or fitness program.
If you're interested in learning more about your Body Composition and how you can improve your health, regardless of where you're starting from...just click the button below or give us a call at 503-744-0046 to schedule your Body Composition Test TODAY!
We look forward to supporting you on your health journey!
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If you need more support on your health journey or just want to have some extra accountability on your path to better health, we can help you with an individualized health coaching plan.
If you just need a few sessions to get you on the right track…we can help!
If you have a longer journey ahead and are committed to improving your health, we also have some health coaching package options available.
If you’re not sure if health coaching is right for you, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have with a FREE Phone Consultation or a FREE Discovery Visit. Just call the number below!
DO YOU HAVE AN INJURY OR PAIN HOLDING YOU BACK
Don't let an injury or pain stop you from improving your health. As a physical therapist I see patients every day with a wide range of injuries, aches and pains who are in my clinic specifically to improve their health and get back to their active lifestyle.
There's a good chance we can help ease or or eliminate your pain and get you on the path to better health!
If you’re ready to get help from a physical therapy specialist for your injury, aches or pains, just give us a call at 503-744-0046 to schedule or click the link below to fill out a short form and we’ll call you to arrange a time for your Initial Evaluation & Treatment Session.
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If you’re still a little unsure if physical therapy is the right solution for your injury or pain, you may prefer to start with a FREE In-Person Discovery Visit. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have and discover:
If you would like to take advantage of one of our FREE Discovery Visits, simply click the link below to complete a quick and easy form and we’ll be in touch to arrange a time for your visit.
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There is no obligation! After your consultation if you decide you want to work with us, great! We can't wait to see your transformation unfold! If not, we will try to guide you to the right person to help you.
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Helping active adults FINALLY get rid of their aches, pains and injuries, so they can keep moving, stay active and improve their health naturally - without pain medication, injections or surgery.
Oregon City, OR
Dr. Julie Krueger