Effect of exercise on muscle function decline with aging.

  • J W Gersten
  • Published 1991 in The Western journal of medicine


As people age, changes in muscle occur that are associated with a decrease in strength and endurance. These changes result in decreased functional capacity and quality of life. A substantial portion of this decrease is the result not of aging but of the sedentary life-style so frequently associated with aging. In "healthy old" persons and in older animals… (More)