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 Can exercise increase bone and muscle mass in older adults?
- Q Why is it difficult for women to get fit as they get older?
- Q Will I lose flexibility as I age?
- Q What is an irongeezer?
- Q What precautions should seniors take when exercising?
- Q What type of personal trainer is best for an older adult?