LOVE THY MUSCLE :-)

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Providing the strength to stand, walk and pick things up, our skeletal muscle provides each of us with the physical freedom we enjoy.

Yet its erosion and the speed at which it occurs has a direct impact on how fast we age, as we move towards a sedentry lifestyle, frailty and the disability zone, a conditon now being refferred to as sarcopenia. 

Now it doesn’t matter whether your a king or queen, a billionaire or an average person like me, the speed at which we age is down to how fast we allow our skeletal muscle to erode besed on the physical and dietary decisions we make each day. 

So lets show our muscle some LOVE and work to protect it from erosion by lifting weights and consuming a diet sufficient in protein, at regular intervals throughout the day.

Join us for the next World Sarcopenia Day 06/21/2012. A campaign designed to get people to THINK MUSCLE! www.SarcopeniaDay.org

Stay strong! :-)

 

Senior Citizens Suffer From ‘Tea and Toast Syndrome’

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Elderly people who live on their own that don’t prepare whole meals or don’t know how tend to dwindle their intake to “tea and toast” at the expense of vital nutrients and their health, according to an article published in the February issue of Food Nutrition & Science.  

According to Nutritionist Ellie Wilson, MS, RD of Price Chopper Supermarkets, “Tea and Toast Syndrome” leads to reduced calories and a gradual loss of wellness and muscle due to poor protein intake.  Wilson says research is showing that snacking may be a great way for seniors to meet their needs.

To read full article, please click here.

 

Beef up with lean beef?

The underappreciated role of muscle in health and disease

Traci Wilson, Director of Nutrition, Wisconsin Beef Council, discusses the results of recently published research and puts forward their case for beef and muscle health.

In a strategy to ‘beef up’ the recommendations suggest that by including lean beef in our diet we can enjoy a healthy active lifestyle and help protect ourselves against sarcopenia…

Sarcopenia Day – 21st June 2011.

The first official Sarcopenia Day is scheduled for the 21st June 2011. 

To show support and help spread the word, please ‘like’ our Sarcopenia Day Facebook page or retweet this post…  :-)

About Sarcopenia

Coined in the 1980′s to help focus funding from the United States congress, sarcopenia (pronounced Sarko-peen-Ya) describes the gradual erosion of lean muscle and weakening of the human body.

Despite being named by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as one of the top five biggest health risks facing the US population and healthcare costs estimated to be $11.8 – $26.2 billion in the USA alone, sarcopenia still remains widely unknown outside of professional medical circles. 

Proposed as a global event, Sarcopenia Day will help raise awareness of a condition whose impact will be felt by every man and women and provide advice on how best we can delay its onset by preserving our strength and ability to exercise through the physical and dietary choices we make today.

Should anyone wishing to offer direct assistance, then please email us at support [@] sarcopeniaday.org

 

 

Sarcopenia Day

Coined in the 1980′s to help focus funding from the United States congress, sarcopenia (pronounced Sarko-peen-Ya) describes the gradual erosion of lean muscle and weakening of the human body and subsequent shut down of key bodily functions.

Yet despite the fact that sarcopenia will impact each and every one of us, knowledge and understanding of this condition remains widely unknown outside of professional medical circles.

So we may bridge this gap I propose the establishment of a global sarcopenia day to help people better understand the debilitating impact of sarcopenia and how best they can delay its onset by preserving our strength and ability to exercise through the physical and dietary choices they make today.

In 2004, the annual healthcare costs of sarcopenia in the USA, was estimated to be between $11.8 to $26.2 billion. A figure that with the graying of America is expected to escalate unless effective public health campaigns are implemented to reduce the onset and occurrence of sarcopenia.

Should anyone wish to help me achieve this, then please get involved here.

One year ban on new fast-food restaurants in South L.A.

A proposal to ban the openings of any new fast food outlets from has won unanimous support from a Los Angeles City Council committee.  If approved by the Council and Mayor the law would prevent any fast-food chains from opening new restaurants within a 32-square-mile area of South Los Angeles. 

With the highest concentration of fast-food restaurants in the USA, and soaring levels of obesity and diabetes, city planners are offering tax breaks, electricity discounts and expedited planning reviews to encourage grocers and traditional restaurants to set up shop. … a clear message that pervasive junk food is out and healthy food is in.