What Happens to Your Muscles As You Age?
Al is a 55-year-old high school science teacher. In his youth, he was fairly active. He enjoyed cycling, hiking, and playing basketball. His frequent physical activity meant that he had significantly defined muscle mass and his heart was in great condition.
However, when he hit middle age, Al began to notice that he couldn’t do the same level of physical activity that he had in the past. He began to lose muscle definition. Additionally, he now notices that he occasionally trips or falls more frequently than he once did. This concerns Al since he continues to stay active, taking walks and cycling on a regular basis.(more…)