Sarcopenia strikes up to one-third of people over 50. Here’s how to prevent and treat it.
Tag: muscle loss
Diabetic neuropathy is a relatively common complication of diabetes. Some 60 to 70 percent of all people with diabetes experience some form of neuropathy in their lifetime.
While the reason this happens isn’t fully understood, researchers think that blood glucose affects how nerves transmit signals in the body and also damages
What’s Your Exercise Story?
Individuals come to exercise programs with different histories of physical activity. Maybe you played a team sport in high school and intramural athletics in college, but gradually became less active with the demands of work and family. Perhaps you’ve always preferred solitary activities, such as hiking on
Seeing you’re down several pounds or finding your clothes are fitting looser may sound like a good thing—but not when you aren’t trying to lose weight. Unwanted weight loss is of special concern in aging since it could point to an undiagnosed illness, leave you prone to infections or decrease
Q: Are dairy foods the best source of calcium to fight osteoporosis, or are supplements better?
A: Bess Dawson-Hughes, MD, director of Tufts’ HNRCA Bone Metabolism Laboratory, answers: “Prevailing evidence is that food is the preferred source of calcium. Dairy foods are the major calcium source in American diets. Dairy foods
As important as it is to eat well, as discussed in the bulk of this report, other lifestyle factors, including exercise and sleep, also impact your health. Compared with less active people, those who are more physically active tend to live longer and have lower risks of many chronic diseases,
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
Current dietary recommendations for protein intake are not optimal for older adults, according to a position paper written by an international team of experts in the April 2014 Clinical Nutrition. Current daily U.S. protein recommendations are 56 grams for men 19 years and older, and 46 grams for women 19
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,