• The Importance of Muscle in Healthy Aging

    12 days ago - By Mercola

    The older you get, the more important your muscle mass becomes. Not only are strong muscles a requirement for mobility, balance and the ability to live independently, but having reserve muscle mass will also increase your chances of survival 1 when sick or hospitalized.
    Muscle is lost far more easily and quicker than it's built, so finding ways to continuously promote and maintain your muscle mass is really crucial, especially as you get older.
    Age-related loss of muscle mass is known as sarcopenia, and if you don't do anything to stop it you can expect to lose about 15% of your muscle...
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