What is Sarcopenia?

Sarcopenia is the progressive loss of skeletal muscle that comes with aging. BUT this is not only a problem that older adults need to think about. People who are physically inactive can lose as much as 3 percent to 5 percent of their muscle mass per decade after age 30 and the resulting loss of strength increases exponentially with age

Possible effects of sarcopenia include decreased muscle strength, problems with mobility, frailty, weak bones (osteoporosis), falls and fractures, decreased activity levels, diabetes, middle‐age weight gain and a loss of physical function and independence.

The metabolic effects of sarcopenia include a decrease in basal metabolic rate, which leads to a higher prevalence of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

Hospitals, wellness centers, medical fitness facilities have been using InBody devices as part of their diagnostic tools to assess sarcopenia and to continuously monitor improvement.

The primary treatment for sarcopenia is exercise, specifically resistance training or strength training. These activities increase muscle strength and endurance using weights or resistance bands.

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