And by 50, we lose more than 15 per cent of our muscle strength per decade. Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, quality, and strength associated with aging. The main cause may be aging but factors such as little to no physical activity and poor nutrition contributes to loss of muscle mass. Symptoms of sarcopenia include a decrease in muscle size, weakness, loss of endurance and poor balance. Making sure that you get enough exercise and proper nutrition (particularly green leafy vegetables) has been proven to improve muscle strength.
Sarcopenia may be a natural condition but we shouldn’t just let it take over our bodies, right?
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