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Physically Active Seniors Ward Off Deteriorating Effects Of Aging

August 27, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
Aging does not have to lead inevitably to deterioration of the body, according to a new U.S. research on senior athletes. Elite athletes aged 65 and over who regularly participate in fitness and nutrition routines minimize bone and joint health decline and have better overall physical health. That means fewer injuries such as sprains, strains and fractures, less obesity, diabetes and osteoarthritis. The researchers recommend that older adults participate in prolonged, intense resistance training; moderately intensive aerobic training; flexibility training that includes sustained stretching; and proper nutrition that includes daily protein.
B. G. Vopat et al., "The Effects of Fitness on the Aging Process. ", Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, August 27, 2014, © American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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