domingo, 22 de enero de 2012

This is why you should do more exercise

I copied this post from Sweat Science's article The incredible unaging triathlete

Here’s a pretty graphic illustration, via Toronto physiotherapist Laura McIntyre, of the importance of lifelong physical activity:
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It’s from a new study freely available at The Physician and Sportsmedicine that took detailed measurements of 40 masters athletes between the ages of 40 and 81, and found a surprising lack of age-related muscle loss:
This study contradicts the common observation that muscle mass and strength decline as a function of aging alone. Instead, these declines may signal the effect of chronic disuse rather than muscle aging.

Take care
Javier Arias González