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This is a challenge that will test your locomotive ability. Locomotive Syndrome* is a condition whereby mobility is reduced due to the deterioration of muscle and strength that comes with ageing. Such muscle loss usually occurs from the age of 40.

Take this challenge together with your parents – and find out how good your muscle strength is. Together, you can know what to do earlier to help prevent and delay muscle loss. So that even more moments that matter can be shared.


*Nakamura K, Tanaka S. ed. All about Locomotive Syndrome (in Japanese).Jpn Med Assoc vol(special issue 1). 2015.

1Sit up straight on a chair about 40cm in height from the ground. Fold your arms in an ‘X’ across your chest.

2Spread your legs, so that they are the same width as your shoulders.

3Make sure that your first leg is brought inwards to the chair at 70°. Lift your other leg up as shown.

4Try to stand up using your first leg, and hold for 3 seconds.

Patients with low muscle mass are prone to pressure injury, infection and have difficulty completing physically demanding treatments.

Loss of strength can limit mobility and result in loss of independence.2

Falls and fractures are the leading cause of injury and death among older adults.1


  • 1. Bergen G. 2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016; 65:993–998.
  • 2.Ronenn Roubenoff. 2003. The Journals of Gerontology:Series A, Volume 58, Issue 11, 1, Pages M1012–M1017.

Stay strong by following these tips below:

  • Consume complete nutrition with the breakthrough ingredient of HMB to improve strength. Ensure Gold is the ONLY leading complete nutrition brand that is scientifically proven to improve strength in as early as 8 weeks.*
  • Eat about 25g to 30g of good sources of protein (such as lean meat, eggs, beans, etc) at every meal.
  • Choose a balanced diet of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, proteins, healthy fats and key vitamins and minerals like calcium and vitamin D.
  • Discuss with your healthcare provider if you are ill, hospitalised or recovering from surgery, to manage illness-related muscle loss.
  • Engage in regular exercise that includes resistance training to maintain muscle and strength.

*Berton, et al. 2015. PLoS ONE 10(11):e01417757. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141757 Cramer JT et al. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2016 Nov 1;17(11):1044-1055When taken twice daily and consumed along with light daily exercise.