Expertise In Motion

Who has not experienced muscle weakness after a few days in bed due to illness or injury? A report by Professor Martin Fluck from the Balgrist University Hospital looks at the underlying mechanism of inactivity-induced muscle degeneration.

In the European Union, around €500bn are sent per year on hospitalisation due to muscle weakness. The root of physical weakness lies in a critical reduction of skeletal muscle’s force producing capacity due to a loss in muscle mass (called atrophy) in conjunction with a deficient neuromuscular activation.  This ebook details the importance of strengthening weak muscles and tackling muscle loss effectively…


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