Losing muscle

Do you know that the average woman over the age of 40 loses about a half-a-pound of muscle every year but replaces it with fat? In fact, everyone over the age of 25 pretty much begins to waste away in muscle mass little by little. This is called sarcopenia, which is Greek for “muscles getting smaller”. This wouldn’t be quite so horrible but the process picks up speed the older we get. The reason no one really notices the muscle loss is because our body composition is changing from muscle to fat and fat weighs less than muscle. You look “bigger” but you are actually weaker. Being weaker makes is more sedentary and easier to fatigue – which brings more muscle loss and subsequent chronic illness. The easy solution is to eat right and stay active! The reason I say “eat right” first is that people who eat right but don’t exercise fare better health-wise than people who exercise but don’t eat right.

Don't wait until your sick and nearly dead to change.

Don’t wait until your sick and nearly dead to change.

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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