Decreased muscle mass

What is decreased muscle mass?

Muscle mass naturally decreases as we age in a process called sarcopenia. This involves both losses in muscle fiber size and number. By age 30, people start losing up to 3-5% of muscle mass per decade. By age 50, strength can decline by up to 15% per decade.

These muscle losses lead to decreased strength, mobility, and metabolism. People may feel physically weaker, tired, and generally have a harder time conducting daily activities. The metabolism also slows, making it easier to gain fat. Alongside natural aging, poor lifestyle and diet can accelerate losses in muscle mass.

What causes us to lose muscle mass?

How can you prevent and treat decreased muscle mass?

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I hope this overview on decreased muscle mass was helpful! Let me know if you have any other questions. Taking proactive steps now, like improving diet and activity levels, can go a long way in maintaining our strength, health and independence as we age.

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