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 How should I exercise if I'm an older adult?
- Q As an older adult, how can I get in shape?
- Q What is an irongeezer?
- Q How can I motivate a senior citizen to exercise?
- Q Why is it difficult for women to get fit as they get older?
- Q What precautions should seniors take when exercising?