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Bulking Up: An Ageless Phenomenon

We know that as we age, our muscle mass decreases at a pretty rapid rate. But, don't despair. New research published in the journal, Medicine & Science In Sports & Exercise, reports that this loss can be turned around with a very doable weight lifting, muscle stretching regimen. This NPR article and video follows a 73-year-old woman with osteoporosis around the gym...and provides evidence that stretching muscles through resistance exercises not only builds strength, but improves balance, which helps prevent falls.

Posted on Feb 23, 2011