[The preventive effects of physical activity in the elderly].

  title={[The preventive effects of physical activity in the elderly].},
  author={Hubert Blain and Anne Vuillemin and Arielle Blain and Claude Jeandel},
  journal={Presse medicale},
  volume={29 22},
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND AGING: Physical activity prevents some age-related impairment. Physical activity reduces the decline of physical capacity which remains limited by maximal heart rate, and reduces the incidence of cardiovascular diseases by decreasing and preventing associated risk factors. Physical activity reduces age-related bone loss, its effect being potentialized by hormonal replacement therapy, and improves balance function, leading to a lower incidence of falls and fractures in… CONTINUE READING
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