Alliance’s Aging in Motion Campaign Hosts an Educational Webinar on Muscle Health & Aging
Published January 17, 2024
On February 6th at 1 pm ET, the Aging in Motion (AIM) Campaign will host an educational webinar on muscle health and aging.
Starting as early as age 30 we all begin to lose muscle mass and strength. However, some of us lose it more quickly due to a serious condition called sarcopenia, which becomes more common with age. Sarcopenia can significantly impact a person’s quality of life by reducing the ability to perform simple tasks of daily living, increasing disability, and reducing independence and increasing the need for long-term care. It can also lead to health problems/complications such as falls and fractures, more frequent and longer hospitalizations, more post-surgery complications, and a raised risk of death. Join Aging in Motion, and this panel of experts, for this educational webinar for older adults and their caregivers which will focus on muscle health with aging—including how muscle decline is detected and the importance of nutrition intervention and physical exercise in prevention and recovery.
Speakers will include:
- Jack Guralnik, MD, PhD, MPH – Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
- Roger Fielding, PhD – Team Lead and Senior Scientist, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
- Susan Roberts, PhD – Adjunct Professor, Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Go here to learn more and register.