Sarcopenia: How to Maintain Your Strength as You Age
From the age of 50, many people lose up to one percent of their muscle mass each year. This extremely common degenerative condition is called sarcopenia. And it causes a lot more problems than merely making you weaker. It can wreak havoc on your body.
So, be sure to maintain your muscle mass as you get older and avoid the ravages of sarcopenia.
Sarcopenia Related Health Risks
Sarcopenia is linked to:
- low bone density
- insulin resistance – the first step towards diabetes
- heart disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
Here’s The Good News
- Consume enough protein.
- Strength training.
How Much Protein Do You Need?
Use a Variety Of Protein Sources
- grass-fed pasture-raised meats
- a limited amount of dairy, if your body can tolerate it
- wild-caught seafood
- leafy greens
- cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower
- nuts and seeds, especially hemp and chia (bonus: they’re also high in Omega-3 fats)
- spirulina – it’s 70% protein by weight and contains all the essential amino acids
- protein shakes
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