7 Dangers of Muscle Weakness

Dangers of Muscle Weakness

As you know, muscles are important in the human body. In order for proper circulation, muscles are used as “pumps.” According to Dr. Grace Walker, Physical and Occupational Therapist if there is weakness in muscle mass, blood flow through the body and back to the heart decreases.  This puts you at a greater risk for:

  1. Stroke
  2. Injury
  3. Heart attack
  4. Heart disease
  5. Depression
  6. Arthritis
  7. Joint pain

dangers of muscle weakness

Methods to Increase Muscle:

  1. Eat more lean protein! Protein is used to build and repair tissues in your body. Increasing consumption of lean protein, will help your body receive the nutrition it needs to build more muscle mass and reduce your risk of disease.
  2. Hang out with your friends more! Encourage your friends to join you and you might even find that one of your friends has the same risks you do. Become more active in your everyday life, maybe even attend fitness classes. This will increase your motivation and help hold you accountable to your goals.
  3. Get personalized treatments from our expert therapists in the Flex N Move program here at Walker PT & Pain Center in Orange, Ca.

Success Story: “For years I had problems that emanated from my back down to my shoulders. This problem would sometimes become so painful that I was unable to get into my car because of my inability to move my neck. My therapist immediately put together an action plan that involved stretching and straightening of the muscles. After a months time, I have been completely pain free and what’s more I have far more strength and flexibility then I had prior.”                                                                                       ~W. Erler

 Call now for an appointment: Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center: 714-997-5518

Reference: James Ko, Indefree.com