As our body ages, it undergoes significant physiological changes. One such change is a shortening of
connective tissue. A shortening of ligaments, fascia, tendons and capsules can reduce range of motion of moveable joints by as much as 25%. Stretching can prevent the shortening of this tissue and allow older adults to maintain flexibility.
- Q Is staying mobile a key to aging well?
- Q How can a sedentary lifestyle affect me as I age?
- Q Why should I keep exercising after age 50?
- Q Can exercise increase bone and muscle mass in older adults?
- Q As an older adult, how can I get in shape?
- Q Does playing Wii and video games help older adults?