No, It is not a virus but over 45% of the people in middle-aged or older have it.
So what is Sarcopenia?
Sacropenia is the medical term for muscle loss.
Sacropenia has been linked to increased risk of physical disability, depression, falls and weakness.
Sacropenia muscle degeneration that starts around the age of 35 and is more common in people over the age of 50. Upon reaching middle age, it is common to lose up to 3% of muscle strength every year. Over time, this limits the ability to perform many daily activities, it affects the quality of life and can limit life expectancy.
So what can we do? Resistance training and exercise can reverse this muscle loss. The good news is that research shows that we can impact muscle growth even people in the their 90’s.
Also, as we age make sure we keep our protein intake up. Recommended .8 grams/ kilogram of body weight each day. 1 kilogram=2.2 lbs.
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