What The Hell Is Sarcopenia?
There’s been a lot of talk lately about sarcopenia, so I figured I’d discuss what exactly it is and how to go about trying to slow it down.
Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass and coordination that results from the process of aging. After the age of 25, people who do not strength train can lose between 5 pounds of muscle and gain 15 pounds of fat per decade. Over time, those figures can become significant and can lead to many health problems.
So how does one go about slowing down sarcopenia? Well, there’s nothing too fancy here, it’s pretty straight forward as it’s no great secret, it’s an implementation of a safe, efficient and effective strength program 2-3 times per week eating right and getting some cardiovascular exercise in.