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Strength & Balance

Here’s a sobering fact: you can lose up to 40% of your muscle mass between your 20s and your 80s. Known as sarcopenia, this is the gradual loss of muscle mass that occurs as we age. At the same time that sarcopenia causes loss of muscle mass, we simultaneously gain fat mass, and see a big drop in strength too

No matter how long you have been on your fitness journey, checking on your strength and balance is an essential aspect of ensuring that you have strong supportive muscles and bones to support you through aging.

A simple check at home would be to use whatever weights you have and practise warrior pose. Be gentle to yourself and listen to your body if you are doing this for the first time without any help. 

While losing bone and muscle density as you age is normal, the consequences are rather scary so do not take it lightly but talk to a personal trainer to help you gain and or restore your strength and balance . 

Check out my 40min online consultation if you are not sure.

What is the consequence of bone density loss?

Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. Bone is living tissue

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Written by: Nishi Bhonsle

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