Losing muscle? 8 ways it may impact your health
Are you tired by the time you reach the top of the stairs? Have you been ill or hospitalized and lost weight recently? Are you walking slower than normal? These can all be signs of muscle loss, and it`s more common than you might think. Advanced muscle loss, or sarcopenia, affects one in three adults aged 50 and older. Because muscles are intrinsically linked to so many systems, research published in `The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine` argues that a person`s muscle mass is a far better predictor of health than BMI, or body mass index. We list out top 8 ways muscle loss may impact your health.