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News | April 30, 2024

Have you ever stopped to think that your legs could be one of the biggest indicators of your quality of life in the future? Well, although it may sound like an April Fool's story, science proves it: leg muscles are directly linked to our life expectancy and the quality of these precious years in maturity.

Why take care of your legs?

Lower Risk of Dementia

  1. According to research, greater muscle mass in the legs is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia.

Extended Life Expectancy

  1. Another study indicates that those with stronger legs can expect to live longer.

More Activity and Independence

  1. Furthermore, muscle strength in these regions reflects a more active life and functional and cognitive capabilities maintained throughout aging.

Muscle Loss vs. Mortality

  1. The decrease in muscle mass, especially in the legs, can increase the risk of mortality, making the elderly more susceptible to diseases and functional dependence.

What to do?

Prevention is the key word here. Investing in physical activities that strengthen your leg muscles, such as walking, running, cycling or weight training, can make a significant difference in your golden years.

So, even though today is April 1st, this information is worth its weight in gold: your legs could be the key to a healthier and more autonomous old age. And now that you know this, how about including specific exercises in your routine?
It is reality supported by science. Take good care of your legs; They are fundamental pillars for aging healthily and happily!

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