THE ANTI-AGING SECRET SPORTS OFFICIALS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
You love the game. You want to be officiating as long as you can, and there’s one thing you can do to give yourself the best chance.
The secret to anti‑aging is maintaining muscle. If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. It’s a condition called “sarcopenia” and it’s a natural part of life. But, just because it’s natural, doesn’t mean you’re powerless to slow it down.
Between the ages of 30‑80, both men and women lose 30‑50% of their muscle strength and mass. Not having a strong body makes you more susceptible to injury, falls, fractures and osteoporosis. A 2015 report from American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, found that people with sarcopenia had 3‑4x the risk of having low trauma fractures from a fall.
The good news is that it’s never too late to start. Here are three things you can do to get your body into a muscle‑building zone.