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These are your legs on exercise.

“It’s what’s on the inside that counts”

Good news for all of us who hope to live long, healthy lives:  a new study illustrates a striking revelation on long-term muscle integrity.  Turns out your muscles do not necessarily atrophy with age as long as they are regularly strenuously exercised.

“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.”

Below, femur cross sections.

40 year old triathlete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74 year old sedentary man

74 year old triathlete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get moving!

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