Loss of muscle mass

Loss of muscle mass, known medically as muscle atrophy, occurs when muscle cells shrink or degrade. This leads to weaker, smaller muscles and reduced strength.
Some key points about muscle atrophy:

To prevent muscle atrophy, it's key to stay active with both cardio and strength training. Walking, swimming or cycling 30-60 minutes daily provides cardio. Lifting weights 2-3 times a week is ideal for strength. This stimulates muscle growth via protein synthesis.

Additionally, eat a balanced, nutrient-rich diet with:

Supplements like creatine or vitamin D may also help preserve muscle. Check with your healthcare provider first.

If you already experience notable muscle loss, consult your physician. Blood tests can uncover any underlying conditions. Your doctor may suggest nutritional counseling, physical therapy, muscle-building exercises or possibly hormone therapy. The sooner you take action, the better!

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