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How to Help Prevent Age Related Muscle Loss

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  • Muscle aging may start at a relatively young age. By the time you’re in your 30s, age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia) may already have begun if you’ve neglected to take proactive steps to prevent it
  • Your muscles help keep your metabolic system intact, and maintaining muscle mass helps protect you against metabolic and hormonal decline, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease
  • With appropriate diet and exercise, especially strength training, you can avoid and even reverse age-related muscle loss

By Dr. Mercola

Chronological aging begins at birth, and you can’t stop the clock from ticking. However, there’s also biological aging, and evidence suggests the aging of your cells can indeed be slowed, and in some cases even reversed. This is particularly true of muscle tissue, which can be regenerated even at an advanced age with the appropriate diet and exercise.

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