Slower walking speed in the elderly may be explained by loss of muscle strength and mass

January 18th, 2018 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Research has found that elderly people walk at a slower speed and tire more quickly because of loss of strength and mass in leg muscles. Using computer simulations they found that these physiological changes explain the slower walking speed preferred by the elderly, and that a focus on building up these leg muscles may be the only effective way to improve elderly walking.
Source: Medicine Science Daily

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