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How can a disabled person prevent loss of muscle?

Movement and resistance training has been shown to slow or prevent the loss of muscle. Making a decision regarding exercise for someone that is disabled has to be done on an individual basis with knowledge of the extent of the disability. Any movement can help in the prevention of muscle loss but exercise needs to be supervised by a certified health care professional in conjunction with the oversight of a physician.

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