Monday, January 16, 2012

The incredible unaging triathlete

The incredible unaging triathlete

January 14th, 2012
Here’s a pretty graphic illustration, via Toronto physiotherapist Laura McIntyre, of the importance of lifelong physical activity:
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.

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