Benefits of being physically active

REFERRING to the report “Malaysia expected to become a ‘super-aged nation’ by 2056” (The Star, Jan 28; online at, one common yet often overlooked aspect affecting older adults is sarcopenia, a condition characterised by loss of muscle mass, strength and function in older adults.

As early as 30 years old, we start to lose muscle mass and strength at a gradual pace. But there are some who do this at a faster rate. This is a condition called sarcopenia.

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