Muscle mass may be a reliable factor in evaluating current health and predicting future wellness.
Those with low muscle mass are at risk of more difficulty healing, longer hospital stays and lower physical function after surgery.
Body mass index (BMI) is a better indicator of body volume. The problem is that it doesn’t differentiate muscle from fat.
It’s critical to build strong muscle mass. There is a correlation between your grip strength and your overall muscle health. Slowed movement suggests you may be losing muscle. Resistance exercises at least three times a week benefit muscles and bone density.
Listen as Dr. Suzette Pereira joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss the importance of improving your muscle mass.