over50feeling40: Sponsored: Ensure "Can Do" People...Healthy, Inspirational, and Enter for $1000 a Month Prize
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Aug 3, 2017

Sponsored: Ensure "Can Do" People...Healthy, Inspirational, and Enter for $1000 a Month Prize

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?

Disclaimer: “Ensure partnered with influencers such as me for its Can Do program. As part of this Program, I received compensation for my time. Ensure believes that consumers and influencers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Ensure policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.”

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