Lack of exercise damages the elderly by reducing muscles in the legs
Not exercising takes has a much bigger impact on the elderly than what was known. Studies show that lack of exercise reduces the power of the muscles in their legs.
Even modest amount of exercise can prevent heart attacks, strokes among elderly
This power is important for movements such as climbing the stairs, which reduces their lack of independence, and increases isolation, which is a major cause of premature death.
For the first time, a study shows that inactivity has a greater and more severe impact on the muscles of the lower limbs in the elderly than young people who are sedentary for exactly the same period. Loss of muscle power caused by disuse can be especially harmful to the elderly.
And this loss of muscle power may be greater and the recovery more difficult in patients with diseases.
Elderly people who were moderately inactive show 14% lower risk of heart attacks against those completely inactive
This means that the elderly should be encouraged to at least do low intensity physical activities such as walking, gardening, and housework.