Do You Have Sarcopenia?

Like a throw back to a 70s sitcom…”What did you call me, Willis?”

Most people would answer, “I don’t know, what is it?” “Do I want it, or is it something bad?” “How do get it or keep it away?” We’ve all seen it in other people, but do you have it?

Since there is no official test to discover if you have it or not, we just simply use the definition. For many people around the age of 30, the body starts losing sacromeres, or the spindles that make up skeletal muscle. This is not a good thing because for physically inactive people, you could be losing 3-5% muscle mass every decade starting at the age of 30. How old are you now? Have you been sedentary for most of your adult life? If so, you most likely fit in that category.

Why is this important? Basically, you’re losing muscle. Lack of muscle makes bone loss happen and lack of bone loss leads to weak and frail joints and falls and fractures. See the progression? It’s a very scary position to be in.

But here is the good news. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO HAPPEN! When I talk about this with my clients, the reaction goes like this, nodding of the head, head stops, eyes widen and sometimes begin to tear up, then…”OMG you’re describing my parents or grandparents!” “I don’t want that to happen to me, can you help me with that?” My response is quite simply, “Yes”.

Would you like to talk with me about the road of health you are presently taking? If so, click here and set up our time together. Looking forward to talking with you.

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