Age Management for Loss of Muscle Mass

Muscle Helps Decrease Accidental Death and Disease


Stay Strong, Manage Muscle As You Age

In this day and age, it’s easy to think that building muscle is mostly for cosmetic purposes, given how everything is supposed to be provided at the tap of a button. Even so, and maybe perhaps especially because of that reason, it’s important to recognize the loss of muscle mass as you get older and to try and fight it. Without enough muscle, movement becomes more difficult, a range of diseases becomes more likely, and death from falling becomes more of a possibility.

What You Get With Age Management From the Aspen Institute

  • A plan customized to meet your needs, including building muscle
  • Therapies that can help get you back to where you need to be to start exercising again
  • Regimens that balance diet and exercise with regenerative medicine therapies
  • Programs that include measures to keep you in the best possible shape and moving as long as possible into late adulthood

As we get older, we start to lose function and capability in our bodies in a number of ways. One of them that may seem insignificant until you look into it is the loss of muscle mass that occurs as we age. After age 30, your muscle mass could decline anywhere from 3-8% each decade. This may seem insignificant to some, as most of the weight-bearing and muscle building years may seem behind you, but the fact is that muscle mass is a key in preventing major injuries, and even death in older adults. At the Aspen Institute in Denver and Aspen, we can help you maintain your muscle mass and gain some back through a personalized age management program.

How Our Age Management Programs Can Help

Sarcopenia, or the loss of muscle mass as you age, is something that happens to everyone, but you get to help control how much or how little it happens to you. There’s no yet identified cause of sarcopenia, and it is likely a multifactorial issue that will take many generations to resolve completely, however we know it’s very likely that a reduction in hormone production, a lack of proper nutrients, and little to no physical activity will all contribute to the worsening of sarcopenia.

This is important because falls represent more than half of accidental deaths, and much of that number is made up of older adults. Your body is simply less equipped to handle falls than it is before you start to lose that muscle mass in your younger years. Of course, it’s not like death is your main or only concern, and the risks of sarcopenia aren’t all or nothing. Many times, the effects just eat into your physical abilities before eventually leading to something greater or they strike in the form of an injury that slowly deteriorates the affected area and your abilities.

At the Aspen Institute, our age management programs can help you start to address your muscle loss issues so you can avoid a long term loss of movement as well as the lifestyle risks that come along with it. Much of your plan will depend on the state you’re in already. For example, if you’ve had a major surgery already, we may prescribe exosomes, PRP, and other therapies to get the injury healed before moving onto an exercise regimen. Other courses of treatment in our program that will help you build muscle include HRT, nutraceuticals, and diet plans. No matter what age of adulthood you’re in, even if you’ve yet to see much of a decline, we can help keep your body in the shape needed to avoid physical disabilities, lifestyle related diseases, and even death owed to the effects of sarcopenia.

Start Your Age Management Regimen With The Aspen Institute

If you’re in middle age or late adulthood and are starting to see the effects of having lower muscle mass, then the time to start addressing them is right now! At the Aspen Institute, we can help design an age-management plan for you so that you can stay in the best possible physical condition for as long as possible. Through exercise, nutrition, and the appropriate therapies, we’ll help you make the most of the time you have left and avoid the pitfalls of age that come to those who are less prepared.