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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.