Can delaying sarcopenia have a positive impact on osteoporosis?

While thinning bones (osteoporosis) render the skeleton prone to fractures, its the gradual erosion of lean muscle (sarcopenia) and ensuing frailty which leads to the falls.

Sarcopenia, which will be faced by every man and women, can be delayed through a resistance training program, which through the lifting of weights can reverse the loss of strength associated with aging.

Yet as a beneficial side effect, your bones which provide the rigidity to your muscular structure, have been shown in countless studies to become denser in response to the increased strain being placed upon them.

Therefore, the answer seems to be that by working to counter the impact of sarcopenia one can benefit from the natural increases in bone density associated with the restoration and maintenance of your lean muscle, strength and ability to exercise.

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