Loss of strength

What is loss of strength?

Loss of strength refers to a reduction in one's ability to exert force or power using their muscles. This can occur due to various factors, including:

"Use it or lose it" is an applicable phrase here. Our musculoskeletal systems are designed to adapt to the demands we place on them. Without adequate stress, they will start to decline.

So how much loss of strength is normal?

Some degree of loss of strength is expected with aging. However, a rapid or severe weakening can indicate an underlying condition requiring medical attention.

On average, we lose about 1-2% per year after age 50. But results vary dramatically person to person based on genetics, lifestyle and more. Monitoring strength levels offers insight into one's overall vitality.

What can you do about loss of strength?

While some factors like aging are inevitable, there are various ways we can counteract declines, including:

By taking a proactive, multi-pronged approach focused on building muscles, nourishing the body properly and optimizing hormones, you can help fend off loss of strength and stay strong, active and empowered in your daily life.

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