If you have been searching for the fountain of youth, I have some good news: it’s been found! No, it’s not hidden in some Florida swamp, it’s actually somewhere between the dumbbells and the pull-up bar. Nope, I’m not kidding: The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has published some exciting new research that suggests older adults with more muscle mass are less likely to die prematurely than those with less muscle. These findings add to a growing pile of evidence that overall body composition is a better predictor of all-cause mortality than overall weight or body mass index (BMI). So what does this mean for my fellow meatheads? Muscle mass seems to be an important predictor of life expectancy, and maintaining lean muscle mass well beyond middle age can increase your life span! To read more click here!