Loss of muscle

What is loss of muscle?

Muscle loss, known medically as muscle atrophy, occurs when muscle fibers shrink in size and strength or when muscle cells die off entirely. This leads to a loss of muscle mass, decreased muscle strength, and reduced ability to move and perform daily tasks.

Some common causes of muscle wasting include:

The effects of losing muscle can be wide-ranging:

If you've noticed unexplained muscle loss, contact the experts at Vitality Wellness Clinic. Our physicians specialize in evaluating age-related muscle decline and creating customized treatment plans involving hormone optimization, fitness guidance, and nutritional counseling to restore your strength, mobility, and vitality.

To minimize muscle loss, focus on the following:

Resistance Training

Lifting weights or performing bodyweight exercises triggers muscles to grow and strengthen. Aim for at least 2 days per week of resistance training.

Adequate Protein

Consuming protein after exercise and at each meal gives muscles the amino acids they need to repair and build tissue. Shoot for 0.5-1 gram of protein per pound of body weight daily.

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HIIT Cardio

High-intensity interval training keeps muscles challenged. Incorporate short bursts of intense cardio into your routine.

Rest and Recovery

Allow muscles at least 1-2 days off from training per week for recovery and repair to maximize growth.

Nutrient Tracking

Monitor intake of protein, vitamins like B12, magnesium, zinc and antioxidants to support muscle retention.

With diligent strength training, proper nutrition, and smart programming, muscle loss can be minimized even into old age. Don't just accept achy joints and shrinking muscles over time - take control of your fitness with Vitality Wellness Clinic! Our specialists create tailored plans to keep you vibrant, mobile, and strong for life.

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