We talked to a sweet lady a few weeks back who said she didn’t need to try Manduu because she was too old to need muscle. Nothing could be farther from the truth! In fact, muscle becomes more important as we age for one big reason: falls.

The risk of falls increases with age largely due to sarcopenia, or the loss of muscle mass. The shuffle, shuffle, shuffle walk of older folks? That’s the sound of sarcopenia.1 Muscle mass begins to decline much earlier than we want to admit — at around age 30 — and by age 80, most individuals will have half as much muscle as they did in their prime.2

Falls Can Be Deadly

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal injury among older adults.  One-fourth of Americans aged 65+ falls each year.One-fourth of them will die within six months of the injury, and more than half of those who survive will be discharged to a nursing home. A year later, half of them will still be there.4

Fortunately, something can be done about the risk of falls for the elderly. A 2016 meta-analysis found that exercise alone reduces the risk of falls in older adults by an average of 21 percent. Exercises that focused on the legs and glutes – the body’s biggest, most powerful muscles – were the most effective.5Exercises that strengthens the core are important too, because they can improve balance.

Manduu Can Help

Here’s where Manduu comes in.  Manduu is the fastest, safest way to build muscle. Period. One 15-minute workout engages all the muscle groups necessary for remaining strong and upright.  Manduu is ultra-low impact and easy on joints, tendons and ligaments.  The risk of injury that comes with lifting weights is virtually non-existent with Manduu.

If you’re younger, now is the time to build as much muscle as possible before you reach your golden years.  Even if you’re 50 or older, it’s still possible to add and retain muscle.

Share the gift of strong muscles with someone you love.  Their first appointment is free, and you’ll get a thank you gift if they become a Manduu client.

  1. https://health.usnews.com/wellness/fitness/articles/2017-12-04/the-6-best-exercises-for-preventing-falls-in-older-adults. Retrieved June 26, 2019
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4066461/
  3. https://www.ncoa.org/news/resources-for-reporters/get-the-facts/falls-prevention-facts/
  4. https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0401/p2159.html#. Retrieved June 26, 2019
  5. https://health.usnews.com/wellness/fitness/articles/2017-12-04/the-6-best-exercises-for-preventing-falls-in-older-adults. Retrieved June 26, 2019