Preventing Muscle Loss As You Age
Muscle atrophy refers to to muscle mass loss.
Those in their 40s start losing muscle mass at a rate of 7-8% per decade. This goes up to 25% loss in muscle mass when they turn 70.
According to Dr Carol Tan, a geriatrician from The Good Life Co-operative at Mount Alvernia Hospital, “Even though muscle loss occurs naturally with ageing, it can be more severe or accelerated in people who do not exercise or eat a balanced diet to build and repair their muscles.”
Frailty is characterised by reduced strength, endurance, and physiological function. In turn, this increases the risk of falls, stress and health issues like disability and memory problems.
Some symptoms of muscle loss can include weakness, decelerated walking speed, unintentional weight loss and frequent falls.
Find out more here: “Keep muscles strong as you age”
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