How to age strongly and healthily
When we reach age 30, we start to lose muscle mass and function due to natural age-related sarcopenia, which is:
- reduction in brain nerve cells, which send signals to the muscles to move.
- reduction in the concentration of hormones such as growth hormone, testosterone, and insulin-like growth factor.
- decrease in the ability to convert protein into energy.
Physically inactive people lose from 3% to 8% of their muscle mass, strength and mobility each decade after the age of 30. Regular resistance or strength training is the best way to avoid sarcopenia.
Next time you'll know that simple action may drastically benefit your health and prolong your lifespan.