What is Sarcopenia? It Is The Most Insidious Health Crisis In The United States

Most Insidious Health Crisis
Sarcopenia Is The Most Insidious Health Crisis In The United States

What is Sarcopenia?

Now in my 50’s. I find it harder to keep the muscle tone and definition I had when I was younger. The word for aging is called sarcopenia. What is sarcopenia? People will say, you get older your metabolism slows down. In my 20’s and 30’s, I would have called B.S on this. I still believe this is true. Today I believe you have to try harder and make more sacrifices to stay in shape than when I was younger. And 45% of the American population has swallowed the cool-aid and simply given up.

What is Sarcopenia? And is it the reason why is it harder to keep fit after 40?

Are you familiar with the term Sarcopenia?
If not, it’s ok, 65% of the doctors who were asked what is sarcopenia, did not know either.

sarcopenia. A naturally occurring process which begins around the age of 35 to 40.

Sarcopenia Is Disease?

It’s a DISEASE, the good news is there is a cure. But the lack of education from doctors and our govt on sarcopenia and how to reverse it is more cost-effective for our economy.

The symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Muscle loss
  • Falls
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Slow Walking Speed
  • Self-Reported Muscle Wasting
  • Difficulty Performing Normal Daily Activities

The good news is there is a solution for sarcopenia.

  1. Resistance training.  Not walking, not yoga, good old lifting weight. Weight lifting is the most effective way to prevent and possibly reverse sarcopenia.
  2. Increasing your protein intake.
  3. Getting 6-8 hours of sleep.

Sarcopenia is the #1 cause of aging. It’s a shame that in our society, people 40 or older are simply giving up and letting age take its toll on them. 

We can not do much about aging, but we can do everything about not allowing our bodies to decay. 

I’m a 50-year-old certified personal trainer for men and women 40 and older located in Dallas Tx. I specialize in helping men and women 40 and over get back in shape, feel better, get stronger and live longer.

My message is simple:     HEALTH

Mainly health maintenance. When you are over 40,50, 60, or older, which is what I feel older people struggle with on multiple fronts. Because most advice in the fitness industry (both in diet and exercise) is geared toward younger people who have different needs, wants and goals, it’s confusing for the older generation to take this advice from the younger generation to start feeling discouraged, giving up and resigning to the idea that they’re too old and it’s not meant for them.

If you have questions. I am here to help. Get in touch ny Email, text, or call with your questions

It’s a fact that we are living longer. The question is, how well will you live the last 1/3 of your life?

Questions. Give me a call at 214-457-9684 or visit our website here fitover40dallas.com

Talk soon,

Chris Ownbey

Certified Personal Trainer