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12 July 2011

Older people need to exercise more for muscles

Older adults have to exercise more than younger adults in order to maintain muscle size, according to a new study.

Older adults have to exercise more than younger adults in order to maintain muscle size, according to a new study.

In the younger adults, muscle size was maintained in both groups that reduced their training. This was not the case in the older adults, whose muscle size shrank even if they did one to three sets of the exercises one day a week.

 
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