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By Olivia Sarkar

Did you know that over 40-year-olds might lose up to 8 per cent of their muscular mass every decade? After the age of 70, the pace of decrease may double. Sarcopenia, or advanced muscle loss, affects roughly one-third of persons over the age of 50. Muscles are crucial for organ function, skin health, immunity and metabolism, as well as for common physical acts like picking things up, reaching for something, opening a jar or getting out of a chair. To put it another way, keeping muscle mass as you become older is critical to living a happy and healthy life. "Muscle loss is an ageing factor that is rarely discussed, and people accept its signs, such as a loss of strength and energy, as a natural part of ageing," says Ganesh Kadhe, Associate Director Medical and Scientific Affairs at Abbott Nutrition. "However, muscle fitness can often predict how we will age and remain active and independent."

people exercising Muscle loss is an ageing factor that is rarely discussed, and people accept its signs, such as a loss of strength and energy, as a natural part of ageing. | Photo by Anupam Mahapatra on Unsplash

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Hong Kong boasts, one of the best public transit system in the world. Getting around the city should not pose any form of trouble. You can get around the city by taxi, rail, ferry, or even the Octopus Card Payment Method.

By Pablo N

Traveling around the world is one of the best experiences you can have. If you are looking for your next trip, Hong Kong is the perfect destination. Hong Kong is a city with an electrifying personality in Cantonese culture.

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Murukku coils made from rice flour

Be it Deepavali or Christmas, in southern cities, late at night, a savoury aroma wafts into the streets. This is usually from the hot oil in which rice flour is dipped into. Out come golden, crunchy snacks, and the whole neighbourhood knows about it.

Originating from the Tamil tradition, 'murukku' is a staple. Even if it is not a festive occasion, it is always welcome on the table. The word murukku comes from the Tamil word that means 'twisted'. It derives its name from the coils and twists it is shaped into while frying.

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A clean banana leaf after the meal

Eating is often associated with the banana leaf in South India. The pleasant green leaf peeping out of steamers, wrapped under paper in a food parcel, or used as a substitute for a plate is always a welcome sight.

Ordinarily, banana leaves are used in regular meals, but today's city culture has promoted the use of utensils. To eat on a banana leaf, one must either go to a hotel or attend a feast. On festivals too, to eat out of the large green leaf is a luxury.

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