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Strength Training & Your Brain Health

Updated: Sep 10, 2023

Learn how having more muscle can help keep your body and brain healthier as you age.

Ready to learn something awesome today?

The more muscle you have, the BETTER your brain works.

Wild, right?!

A study published last year (2022) in the JAMA Network Open found that low muscle mass was linked with faster cognitive decline in adults over 65. 😲

The link was discovered as part of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, when researchers from McGill University conducted a three-year follow-up of 8,279 adults between 65 and 86 years old.

The people with lower muscle mass showed a faster rate of cognitive decline compared to those with more muscle.

Scientists think it’s because those with more muscle mass were more active and also had better cardiorespiratory fitness – which meant more blood flow to their brains.

That’s why I like to think of building muscle as making deposits into your body’s retirement account.

Because building muscle NOW will help you stay active and blunt the effects of the aging process as you get older.

PLUS: it’ll boost your energy and strength, so you’ll be able to get even more out of every day!

That’s why my coaching program is all about playing the long game.

While most programs focus on short-term fixes, THRIVE365 coaching sets you up for lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime.

Want to see how working with me can help you make the lifestyle changes that matter to you? Book a call to see exactly what the process looks like for you and if it’s the right fit for your goals!




Hey there! My name is Maríssa Rivera-Davis (she/her). I am a GGS-certified womxn's fitness, nutrition, & wellness coach, licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor, and the founder of Her365 Fitness, a studio/gym & wellness community for womxn.

I help busy & over-stressed womxn find the time & energy to move more and eat better so they can develop self-care practices that feel good, that they enjoy, and that they can finally stick to.

My mission is to help womxn break free from the harmful cycles of dieting and the pursuit of body-image "ideals" so they feel empowered to live authentically & more joyfully in the body they have right now.

Learn more about me & my work here. Connect with me on Instagram here & here and on Facebook.

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