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For Older Adults, Fitness is Freedom, Experts Say

from Reuters

As 70 million-plus baby boomers roll relentlessly into their retirement years, experts say for those 65 and over staying active and fit can spell the difference between independence and frailty.

"It's all about moving." said Neal Pire, an exercise physiologist and spokesperson for the American College of Sports Medicine. "The phrase 'use it or lose it' works here."

There is no physiological reason we lose significant muscle mass, strength and mobility as we age, Pire said, other than that we tend to move less. more

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