Check out this quick read in the Washington Post today-
“Building and maintaining strength is one of the most important things you can do at any stage of life, and it’s extremely important after age 50.” says Jordan Metzl, a sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
“Starting sometime in our 30s, we lose up to 8 percent of our muscle mass per decade, a decline called sarcopenia, along with up to 30 percent of our strength and power. This leaves us weaker, less mobile and — especially after we cross age 50 — more vulnerable to injury from falls and similar accidents.”
It doesn’t require fancy, expensive equipment – there are limitless opportunities to increase strength, flexibility, and endurance via body weight exercises or with dumbbells, sliders, and resistance bands. It’s easier than you think, and so important to combat the negative effect of both sarcopenia and our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and way too much time sitting.