Sarcopenia! Prevent it!

Older people with low muscle mass 50% more likely to be hospitalized!

One in five Americans over the age of 65 suffers from sarcopenia. In 2000 the direct health care cost of treating it were estimated to be more than $18.5 billion. With the number of Americans older than 65 estimated to double by the middle of the century those costs are expected to increase dramatically.

Preventing older Americans from being hospitalized is more than just a matter of saving health care dollars, it may also save lives. Numerous studies show that even short stays in the hospital are associated with a greater future risk of functional decline and disability.

– From www.sciencedaily.com

Make sure you are strength training. Start immediately if you are not. Make it part of your routine. Schedule the time with someone and pay money if you need motivation.

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