Q: How tall does a tree grow?

Redwoods-straight-up

A: As tall as it possibly can…

Yet the human body, from the moment it reaches full maturity, begins a gradual yet steadfast decline towards the end of its lifespan - and no where is this decline more evident than in the erosion of skeletal muscle and physical strength.

A condition now being referred to as sarcopenia…

As your muscle erodes you become weaker, as you become weaker you lose the ability to exercise, as you lose the ability to exercise you enter a sedentary lifestyle, and along the road to frailty and entry into the disability zone :-(

It seems that our body ‘unlearns’ its physical ability as it goes from being physically dependent upon our parents to once again relying on someone else for its ability to move about?

 

 

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