A little exercise goes a long way for older people

Getting old doesn’t necessarily mean becoming weak and frail, as just a little bit of exercise can help maintain muscle mass and strength.

Ageing is associated with reduction in both muscle size and strength, a condition known as sarcopenia, which is a driver of morbidity and mortality. University of Otago researchers found resistance and endurance training protects muscle mass, and that ‘it’s never too late to start’.

University of Otago, April 2018


First published: Jul 2018

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