Have you ever struggled with carrying the shopping to the car or stowing your hand luggage in an overhead locker? wondered why everyday tasks like getting out of a low chair or going up a flight of stairs just seem to get harder? If you have, the chances are mid-life has taken its toll on your body, particularly your muscles! Age-related muscle loss is called sarcopenia and is a natural part of aging, but there are things we can do the prevent it!
After the age of 30, you begin to lose approximately 3–8% per decade with most men losing about 30% of their muscle mass during their lifetime. Concerningly, the rate of decline is even higher after the age of 60!