The importance of strength training in middle age and beyond

Everyone knows that as people age, they get frail. Our firm, toned bodies of our early twenties turn into the softer and rounder bodies of our thirties, forties, and fifties. These bodies in turn start thinning out into our sixties, seventies and beyond.

Most people don’t know that this phenomenon is called Sarcopenia, and it is a natural process that everyone experiences. This well-known medical condition is unavoidable.

Sarcopenia, also known as age-related muscle atrophy is one of the major causes of loss of quality-of-life. This loss of muscle and consequently strength, is often what causes people to stop participating in their favorite activities and hobbies. Sarcopenia is what makes it harder and harder for people to get out of low chairs and sofas. As we lose strength in our legs, it becomes harder to walk, harder to climb stairs and just generally, harder to get around.

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The importance of strength training in middle age and beyond