Amitkumar Saha

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Flexibility & Mobility

EXERCISE, MOBILITY AND AGING Regular exercise has proven to slow down the ageing process. Also, it benefits with better mobility and overall health functions. Functional capacity declines 0.75% to 1% per year after the age of 30. Exercise is an intervention that will help maintain and enhance functional ability as chronological age increase. Exercise also reduces the age – related decline in VO2 max (Maximal oxygen consumption during intense exercise). Regular exercise involving resistance training will ensure to preserve lean body mass and decreasing fat deposits in the body. It will also increase HDL level, bone mineral content, muscle strength, increased cognitive functioning in the body and will reduce level of triglycerides. The exercise program should include aerobic exercises to improve cardiovascular system. Beside resistance training and cardio one should also include Yoga / Stretching / Flexibility training which will ensure better flexibility and reduced chances of injury. Reference: Daley MJ, Spinks WL. Exercise, mobility and aging. Sports Med. 2000 Jan;(1):1-12.
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