I’m a sponsored blog partner for Ensure, but all opinions contained in this post are my own.  
I am excited to join the Ensure CAN DO  People
campaign, and tell my story of how I turned my personal “can-nots” to can-dos, and
to bring you an opportunity to win a contest with a prize you will love….$1000 a  month for 12 months…said you would love it! My reinvention began on the outside at age
50, and it would take a couple of years before I began to work on my
insides.  My fifties were dedicated to
learning all I could about good health. At age 59, I was diagnosed with early
stages of osteoporosis and it was abundantly clear that I needed to join a
gym…for the first time in my life!
I do not recommend waiting that long for anyone, but I also
say it is never too late to turn your health around.  That was when I began strength training to
build muscle strength.  Here is what I
have learned about muscle health:
Muscle Health
·
Loss of strength and energy may be tied to a sign of
aging that we don’t typically discuss: your muscles
·
Muscles can control how tired or energized you feel
·
Starting at age 40, you can start to lose up to 8%
of muscle mass per decade. This loss translates to up to 25% of your body’s
muscle by 70 years old
·
Your muscles usually account for 50% to 60% of your
body weight
·    Muscles play a role in your body’s movement, balance
and posture, as well as your metabolism and even facial structure
·
With the right nutrition and exercise, you can
prevent or even reverse muscle loss that you may experience as a natural result
of aging or a health setback.
Not only
has my bone strength improved, but also my energy levels and flexibility.  My trainer told me in order to get the most
out of my workout, I needed to follow up each time with a good protein-packed
drink.
This is
where Ensure High Protein Nutrition Shake
is perfect.  It is easy to grab one out
of the refrigerator after a work out, and run to get ready for whatever the day
holds.   It has 16 grams of protein to
support muscles and to help keep hunger at bay throughout my morning ; 23 essential vitamins and
minerals; only 4 grams of sugar and 2 grams of fat; and 160 nutritious
calories.  While it does come in vanilla
and chocolate, I like vanilla the best.  Also, it is important to remember that Ensure is the #1 doctor recommended nutritional drink.
I feel
so much better since my strength has increased and I  CAN DO so many things for myself instead
of needing help to lift certain items or to walk up long flights of
stairs.  The training part is difficult
and does require perseverance and determination.  The Ensure Part?  Very easy and enjoyable.  Try it.
Now,
watch a couple of inspirational grandparents who have also learned what they CAN DO later in life and make sure you
enter the amazing ENSURE SWEEPSTAKES …someone is going to win $1000 a
month for one year to fund their activities! Who wouldn’t want that?



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