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.
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.
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Sarcopenia is a significant yet overlooked problem in the older
population. Analogous to the loss of bone mass commonly known
as osteoporosis, sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass, which results in
the loss of strength.
Like osteoporosis, sarcopenia can have devastating
consequences for an older individual, who can experience difficulty
bathing, dressing, or other daily activities. Sarcopenia puts older
persons at risk of sustaining a fall or simply being unable to care
for themselves. Ultimately, this may require nursing home care.
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