For decades we have discussed bone loss, osteoporosis, its importance, and management. However, a similar and equally devastating disease describing muscle loss, sarcopenia, is still largely unknown.
Research has shown that muscles have a direct liaison to many functions, such as metabolism, cognition, and blood pressure. Indeed, muscle mass and strength are linked to the treatment and prevention of most chronic diseases. Furthermore, skeletal muscle makes up nearly half of the protein reserves in the human body, behaving as the “banks” we can withdraw from when our body needs to fight illness.
Muscle health matters. As the average person can lose around 30-40% of their muscle mass between 20 and 80 years, it is time to get into action and preserve the strength we have.
After the year of COVID related inactivity, it is time to get into action to fight Sarcopenia. We want to welcome everyone to our webinar, “Muscles and mobility matter: Lessons from research to inform practice”, and present our speakers, Professor Robin Daly, a Deakin University Researcher with a long research profile on Sarcopenia, and Richelle Street, from Blue Care, an exercise physiologist with a passion for health and wellness, especially in older adults.