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2021, Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part F

Seniors & Physical Activity/Exercise

Author(s): Dr. Ashwin R

There are numerous benefits of exercises for people of all ages, including a healthier heart, stronger bones and improved flexibility. And to go further for seniors, there are additional benefits, like reduction of the risk of chronic diseases, lowers the chance of injury and can even improve One’s mood. Scientists have found that brain neurons- the special cells that perform all the necessary function to keep you alive, as well as help you think and improve your memory- all increase after a few weeks of regular exercise. As we age, our muscle mass begins to decrease. When we enter our forties, we lose 3-5% of muscle mass with each subsequent decade of life. Muscle is an essential contributor to our balance and bone strength; it keeps us strong. Without a proper muscular system our mobility and independence become compromised. Our daily movements gets crippled leading to inactivity and which has a disastrous effect on the health of an aged individual.

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Dr. Ashwin R. Seniors & Physical Activity/Exercise. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(4):381-383.

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