Stopping Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia – losing strength and becoming frail as you age.

In past articles we established the case for what causes and what addresses Sarcopenia and our hope to promote awareness for the *Canadian Sarcopenia Foundation:

1. https://wefit.ca/2016/06/07/got-sarcopenia/

2. https://wefit.ca/2016/06/15/simple-sarcopenia-test/

3. https://wefit.ca/2016/07/05/why-sarcopenia-whyyyy/

4. https://wefit.ca/2016/06/21/fat-and-sarcopenia/

5. https://wefit.ca/2016/07/14/the-cure-for-sarcopenia/

The bottom line is you may be able to avoid having to lift heavy things in life with technology or having someone else lift them for you but you cannot avoid losing bone density, slowed metabolism, slowed activity levels and aches and pains. The sum of which lead to all number of illnesses during the second half of your life.

The first question then is what is the best way to get strong?

There are several approaches and we will briefly overview the main ones to make your decisions easier.  In the video we will touch on pro’s and con’s of each.

  1. Basic body weight movements (i.e. push-ups, squats).
  2. Freeweights (dumbbells, barbells)
  3. Resistance bands (with or without handle attachments)
  4. Weight Machines (Nautilus, MedX, Hammer strength)

demonstration video

Consider all your options and get strong!

Be well, be strong,

Andrew and Tierney

-WeFit

* http://www.canadiansarcopeniafoundation.com/

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