Sarcopenia strikes up to one-third of people over 50. Here’s how to prevent and treat it.
Tag: age related muscle loss
It is well documented that exercise can improve your health no matter what your age, but after you reach 60, cardiovascular fitness becomes even more important. “It may be your best medicine against many age-related conditions, such as memory loss, weight gain, loss in bone density, and sarcopenia (age-related muscle
Poor food choices can drain energy and damage bones and joints. But fortifying your body with the right foods can help you feel better. Nutrient-rich foods are smart choices at any age, but even more important as we get older.
“Unfortunately, as we age, our appetites and protein intakes often drop,
Decreased dietary intakes of protein, as well as other nutrients, may contribute to sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss). The current government protein guidelines state that women should eat at least 46 grams a day, and 56 grams for men. Some researchers have found that seniors may need more.
“As we age, our