Many people think that getting older goes hand in hand with physical decline and they are right in some ways. Research shows us that older adults lose up to 8% of muscle mass per decade until the age of 70 when the loss increases 15% per decade.
Those stats are pretty doom and gloom but recent research suggests that mature people can continue to stay stronger and healthier with regular exercise, especially strength training with heavier loads.
Age related muscle loss is complicated but is linked to loss of muscle fibres, reduction of strength in the remaining muscle fibres & reduce ‘quality’ of muscle due to fat infiltration.
HOWEVER… YOU CAN CHANGE THIS!
Strength training is a great way to boost your muscle mass. Talk to us today about how you can stay strong!