Retirement Yenta has been doing a not-so-scientific study among her father and members of her father’s generation. Papa RY is 85 and he goes to the gym every day, where he works hard to keep his muscle tone. Members of his generation are always telling your dear Yenta that, had they known better, they would have taken better care of themselves when they were young. This little Yenta recently read an article in the NY Times about how keeping muscle tone is the new buzz in the medical community. With this in mind, Retirement Yenta strongly recommends you start building muscle tone now, so you are nice and strong when you start getting a little older. The more you have now, the less muscle loss will effect you when you are old.