As you lose muscle, you lose nerves as well. Who’s most at risk? Research Update on Sarcpoenia We know what sarcopenia is, but what can be done about it? Recent research may give us a clue. Researchers in the United Kingdom examined a variety of variables related to sarcopenia in a group of men. Remember, … Continue reading Sarcpoenia: Can Anything be Done About it?
We all lose muscle as we get older. Natural part of life, nothing to worry about—or maybe it is. So You Lose a Little Muscle—So What? Any of my former students who read the Memo should remember the following definition quite well: A motor unit is a nerve and all the muscle fibers to which … Continue reading So You Lose a Little Muscle—So What?
If you do 10 minutes of yoga, a 10-minute walk with the kids, and 10 minutes on the elliptical, will you live longer? Here’s something to ponder the rest of the week: why do you exercise? If you don’t, what would your purpose be if you did? I think there are two primary reasons. First, … Continue reading Exercise: It All Counts