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What happens to my neuromuscular system as I get older?

Dr. Vonda Wright, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
A decrease in coordination, balance, fine-motor skills, and visual-spatial orientation, as well as an increase in motor response time and altered proprioception (the sense of orientation of one's limbs in space), are all age-related changes in the neuromuscular system. Regular exercise seems to slow the rate of decline in many of these pathways.
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