A way to reduce the risk of sarcopenia in the elderly by more than ninefold has been found. sports action. living: long-term running reduces the risk of muscle loss by 9.5 times 22:40

Long-term running can reduce the risk of age-related muscle loss by more than nine times. This has been shown by a study published in the journal. Limits in Sports and Active Life.

It has been scientifically proven that after the initial weight loss during running, the rate of weight loss sometimes drops to zero. A new study finds that years of running may have another benefit: It protects against weight and fat gain.

109 young runners (aged 20 to 39) and 147 older runners (aged 70 to 89) participated in the study. These were compared with non-athletes: 53 healthy young people and 94 healthy older people. All participants were men.

No matter how far the men ran, their body mass index was lower than that of the average person. This figure is obtained by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in meters. It allows you to evaluate the presence of excess or deficiency of body weight.

At the same time, older runners maintained low fat mass into old age, at a level similar to their younger counterparts. It was found that 19 percent of average older men had sarcopenic obesity, meaning a high percentage of fat mass and a low percentage of muscle mass. However, only 2% of older runners experienced the same problem.

Although the researchers conducted the study on men, they believe the results can be generalized to women. The work does not prove the existence of a cause-effect relationship.

Previous scientists I learnedIt is stated that urinary incontinence in the elderly can increase the risk of fracture by more than three times.

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Source: Gazeta

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