Sarcopenia sounds painful and will affect you, but do you know what it is? It is the inevitable age-related muscle loss and it starts in your thirties. Sarcopenia sounds quite sinister, but it is just one of those parts of aging that you really don't think about until it is happening to you. Here's why you should start thinking about it: The less lean muscle you have means you burn fewer calories and store more of those calories as fat. And no one wants that.
So take action now and avoid losing valuable, metabolism-boosting lean muscles. To prevent this loss of muscle you need to do strength training at least twice a week. You need to work the muscles of your back, shoulders, arms, and thighs. Plus, strength training is important for losing weight as well as in maintaining your weight. If you are trying to lose weight and find yourself hanging out on the dreaded plateau, add weight training to your plan to give your metabolism a boost.