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The impact of muscle loss on aging and society.

The impact of muscle loss on aging and society.

There has been a consistent and steady decline of the health of the US population. In 2018 the obesity rate is the US was 42.2% which is up 30% from the year 2000. The US also has the largest obesity rate in the world.

The obesity is a significant risk factor of Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, strokes, cancer, etc, etc, etc.

Fundamentally, these chronic conditions are most often driven by poor lifestyle habits that are perpetuated by the ever-demanding US culture, including fast food diets, technology doing everything for us, and lack of general physical activity.

This poor health has a serious financial implications for both the individual and society. For example an obese person in 2008 spent $1723 on healthcare, by 2010 that number was $4879. These costs don't end with the individual as indirect cost from absenteeism from work is incalculable.

Human chronology results in physical decline; however, the degree to which this occurs and whether or not the decline will become disease is influenced to a large extent by key choices that are made throughout the aging process.

Most notably is the decision whether or not to place priority on physical activity, and what type of physical activity (the type of physical activity that best reverses age related decline; strength training).

Strength training represents a solution that reduces all cause mortality, improve quality of life, reverses the decline of muscle mass and strength.

Nothing impacts the systems of the body, improves quality of life and longevity, improves functionality as well as STRENGTH TRAINING.

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