Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sarcopenia - loss of muscle mass, how to prevent it?

Sarcopenia is a significant yet overlooked problem in the older
population. Like the loss of bone mass commonly known
as osteoporosis, sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass, which results in the loss of strength.

The prevention of Sarcopenia is as important as is the prevention of Osteoporosis to long-term health function, and independence;

In addition to a regular program of cardio-respiratory exercise such as walking, bicycling, swimming or dancing, and a brief stretching program, every adult should consistently perform some type of strength training at least two times every week.

Read the full article by "The International Longevity Center"

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