Dr. Brendan Eagan delivers a TedxUCD talk discussing the health risks associated with sitting for long periods of time, and how that can affect the loss of your muscle strength and overall chronic health. Dr. Eagan also discusses the risks of sarcopenia and how it is has become a major factor in a majority of common diseases and disorders. Dr. Eagan suggests that strength training, even body weight exercises, might help combat muscle loss and can improve your overall quality of health and life, especially in your later years.
- Modern inactivity causes muscle depletion, as muscles do less and less and are required for fewer activities.
- Elderly, already prone to chronic disease, suffer great de-strengthening, as normal muscle loss is fueled by couch potato living.
- With muscle-mass loss comes frailty and a tendency to poor balance and falls, endemic with the elderly.
“Furthermore, better medicines are leading to greater longetivity as the global population is getting older.”