Sunday, July 24, 2016

Mind Your Muscles

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Abbott has partnered with influencers like me for its Ensure Program. As part of this Program, I received free product samples—but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

This is 56 years young in an Aerial Yoga class! (Pictured Right, Robin Downes of Yoga Flava at OM Factory) I’ve always prided myself on my youthful vitality and to be honest, this is the first year I felt the effects of some muscle loss.
At the "Mind Your Muscles" event we were treated to a light breakfast while enjoying a meet and greet with representatives from AARP and Abbott.


We were educated about managing muscle loss by Gabrielle Redford, AARP Executive Editor, Health and Tiffany Dewitt, registered Dietitian at Abbott/Ensure.

We also learned about the new study that surveyed Americans 50+ about how they view diet and health issues as they age. The survey found that 3 out of 4 Americans said they exercise weekly and more than half did so more than three times a week! More than half of those surveyed (56%) 



The Ensure Enlive Aerial Yoga session was amazing and challenging, your muscles are really tested.  It was my first time trying it and it evoked my childhood gymnastics days and my 20 year yoga practice.  I surprised myself with the the amount of strength I did have to pose for the awesome photo shot of me in an Aerial Yoga split!



After the yoga session we were invited to further test our muscles by wearing weights, did you know this is what it would feel like to experience the effects of muscle loss?  It was shocking to learn that we can lose up to 8% of muscle each year after age 40.
We were rewarded with a sampling of various Ensure smoothies and I enjoyed them all!  One of the smoothies we tried included Ensure Enlive, a nutrition drink that includes key nutrients that work together to help support muscle health for older adults, whether they are recovering from an illness or rebuilding muscle lost naturally with age.  I'm looking forward to incorporating Ensure Enlive into my wellness program and recommending it to friends and family for vibrant health.
AARP and ABBOTT are committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of knowledge and good health. To obtain a better understanding of diet and health issues affecting adults 50+, Abbott partnered with AARP on an independent survey administered to AARP members. The survey provides a revealing glimpse into the state of health for adults age 50+, as well as this group’s understanding of some important nutrition, exercise and muscle mass fundamentals. The good news is that 1 out of 2 adults age 50+ rates his or her current health as excellent or very good.
Abbott partnered with influencers such as me for its Ensure Program. As part of this Program, I received compensation for my time. Abbott/Ensure believes that consumers and influencers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Abbott/Ensure policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. #ad


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