Getting Up From the Floor

Posted by: Jeanette |

July 13, 2011 |

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Older bodies are prone to loss of strength and muscle (sarcopenia). Fast-twitch muscle fibers are especially prone to atrophy which is why many older adults lose their ability to push the body up to a standing position. Also, proprioception, the ability to balance while standing and moving, declines.  But, it doesn't have to be this way!

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