Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Take action against muscle weakness


Muscle weakness is sneaky. It often appears gradually and makes once-simple tasks harder, like having to rock back and forth to get out of a chair or tug a few times on the car door to open it. More than an inconvenience, muscle weakness has a domino effect on our health. It slows our metabolism (how fast our body burns energy), puts more pressure on our joints, hurts our posture, throws off our balance, and limits our mobility.

The bad news is, it gets worse. We walk slower and become dependent on others to do things. Physical limitations lead to social limitations, and there’s a downwar...

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