You may already notice it in yourself: your once strong muscles begin to weaken and your ability to carry out your daily activities diminishes. The technical term for this progressive loss of skeletal muscle is called sarcopenia and if it progresses without intervention, you may become frail and unable to live independently on your own. It’s a serious concern in the realm of aging research and there’s even an organization called Aging In Motion whose members are collectively working to undertake research and find treatments to combat sarcopenia. Weight-bearing exercises can definitely help maintain muscles, and so, too, can a diet that leans heavily toward protein. For some suggestions about what foods and moves to incorporate into your daily plan, Read Here. And with regard to protein, AARP has some specific advice about upping your intake once you reach age 50. So load up your plate, and check out the advice Here.