New study shows very clearly that exercise counters aging

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Picture here from a new study freely available at The Physician and Sportsmedicine that took detailed measurements of 40 masters athletes between the ages of 40 and 81, and found a surprising lack of age-related muscle loss.

“This study contradicts the common observation that muscle mass and strength decline as a function of aging alone. Instead, these declines may signal the effect of chronic disuse rather than muscle aging.”

Via Sweat Science, one of the very best sports science blogs out there.

Notice also what one the commenters there has observed: “And check out the bone density difference too. Amazing.”

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