I wanted to share a super-interesting book I came across recently, about the importance of building muscle to anti-aging and overall systemic health:
The part that was new to me is that she discusses recent research showing that skeletal muscle is an important endocrine organ in its own right - that it has major effects on our entire body.
This book has really inspired me to focus more on building muscle, along with eating ZC. Her main recommendations are to eat a lot of protein and to do resistance training. While she doesn’t recommend a keto or ZC diet specifically, her overall approach is very compatible with ZC.
Sharing in case any of you find this as inspiring as I did!
P.s. I didn’t find the specific exercise recs in this book to be very helpful - there are better books for learning how to do resistance training. It was the overall science around the role of muscle in the body that I found intriguing.