I am today starting posting regularly information from Dr. Victor Sorrentino (with his permission). Who is Dr. Sorrentino?
Victor Sorrentino is a doctor who is transforming the scenario of preventive medicine and healthy longevity in Brazil. He is Doctor, Writer and Speaker, Owner of the Sorrentino Clinic of Plastic Surgery and Healthy Longevity
Specialist in plastic surgery and with an exhausting routine, Victor Sorrentino began to have his health weakened. Tiredness, weak immune system, lack of energy and disposition …
Plunged into hospitals and surgeries, he was still unaware of the existence of modern, up-to-date and preventive medicine. After discovering and studying deeply the areas of nutrology, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and anti-aging he has managed to turn the game and stay healthy as never before.
He is a member of (among many others)
World Society Interdisciplinary Anti-aging Medicine.
The International Hormone Society.
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
“It is quite common to find some resistance when I point to weight lifting as one of the best (if not THE best) physical activities, especially in the case of older people, to whom one of the main goals in terms of physical composition is to recover lean mass lost through the natural process of sarcopenia (age-related loss in skeletal muscle), improve bone mass and decrease fat percentage.
Everyone thinks that weight lifting is for those who want to stay and look strong, but the benefits of it go far beyond that, and being able to grow muscles is not an easy task!
Weight lifting does help improve muscle tone, and this brings a number of very pertinent benefits to health and well-being. The practice of weight lifting also helps to:
- Reduce body fat %
- Improve hormonal balance
- Provides a higher bone density
- Improves the quality of sleep
- Reduces glucose levels
- Increases self-esteem
- Contributes to a better form and posture
The truth is that there is scientific evidence that muscle mass index can be an important indicator to live longer and better, i.e. those who have more muscle and less fat, live longer and better. A study involving 4000 people of both sexes, 55 years s showed that the mortality rate is lower in those with high muscle levels.
This is related to hormone levels. The amount of muscle mass acts as a metabolic regulator of the hormones linked to longevity like testosterone and growth hormone. We know that testosterone levels also help regulate insulin levels, thereby reducing inflammatory processes and glycation and their by-products, which are behind many diseases including cancer. “