New research findings support the theory of ‘use it’ or ‘lose it’ and mitigating the effects of loss of muscle mass/strength (Sarcopenia) in old age.
An experiment compared older mice (55-80 in human years), who ran voluntarily on a wheel compared to sedentary mice. Press highlighted link for details:
Study shows voluntary running reduces neuromuscular decline in aging mice (medicalxpress.com)
Findings- Running significantly improved the communication between the nervous system and muscles at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) - where electrical impulses are generated causing the muscle to contract.
conclusion - “Regular physical activity is one of the most important strategies that an individual can use to ward off loss of physical function with aging” and reduce likelihood of falls, immobility and loss of independence.
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