Ageing: We don’t stop playing because we grow old,
we grow old because you stop playing!
Muscle mass and bone density with aging and diabetes
there is often a significant decrease in bone mineral and
muscle mass starting at age 35 in women and 45 in men.
Since bone weight is not more than 5-6 % of a person's weight
the critical loss to protect against is muscle loss.
Muscle loss is about 1% per year after age 25, in the years we
don’t train. So by the time we reach 60 if we haven’t trained we can
lose upto 40% of our strength we had at age 20.
Since, our bodies are designed to resist losing or gaining
weight a maintaining a “set point” the body starts to replace
this muscle loss by fatty tissue.
One of the key reasons for loss in muscle and bone
mass is a decrease in weight bearing exercise.
Just walking or running will not help reduce the
ageing related muscle loss, or will in some cases
make it happen faster.
The best way to avoid this is to start with resistance bands or gym.
With proper diet and (strength) exercise both men and
women can push the body to constantly reduce fat mass
and by extension increase the muscle.
Research shows muscle gain and bone strengthening
even in individuals above 90!!
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