Too old to move? We don’t think so!

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'According to the American College of Sports Medicine, by the year 2030 the number of people in the United States 65 years and over will reach 70 million. Understanding what happens to your body as you age and how exercise can help is important in getting the kind of senior years you’ve planned for and anticipated.

Let’s first look at muscles. Muscle mass keeps you strong, it burns calories, and it contributes to balance and bone strength. The problem is that muscle mass decreases as you age. As you lose muscle mass, you can also lose your independence and mobility. Decreased mobility leads to an increased chance of falls and bone degradation, in a downward cascade. The good news is that muscle mass can increase at any age in response to exercise.'

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