Slow Aging Through Strength Training
StrongPath Co-Founder and CEO Fred Bartlit has made it his mission to sound the alarm on sarcopenia, the muscle-wasting disease that becomes a bigger and bigger part of our lives as we age. His message is simple and backed by medical research—you can reverse the effects of sarcopenia and slow aging through strength training. Most recently, Fred spoke with a group of doctors gathered in Colorado Springs at an annual symposium hosted by the Urologic Oncology Department of the University of Colorado.
According to ShareCare.com: “Strength training builds muscle and can stop and slow the aging process at any age. In studies of sedentary nursing-home residents between the ages of 80 and 90, a few weeks of weight training have improved strength by 50 percent.”
Until recently, the medical community believed that frailty with aging was inevitable, that it was just a part of our life that we had no control over, according to Fred. Now, the medical community is in agreement that it is a disease that can be treated.
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You can watch Fred’s entire address to the 19th Annual Future Directions in Urology Symposium for more information on sarcopenia and its impact on your life as you age.